soldadera

noun
sol·​da·​de·​ra | \ ˌsōldəˈderə, ˌsäl-\
plural -s

Definition of soldadera

: a woman that is a camp follower with a Latin-American and especially a guerrilla military force

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History and Etymology for soldadera

American Spanish, from Spanish, female entertainer, woman of loose morals, literally, woman who works for pay, from soldada pay, from feminine of soldado, past participle of soldar to pay

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