soldier of fortune

noun phrase

Definition of soldier of fortune

: one who follows a military career wherever there is promise of profit, adventure, or pleasure

First Known Use of soldier of fortune

1661, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of soldier of fortune was in 1661

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“Soldier of fortune.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/soldier%20of%20fortune. Accessed 23 Jan. 2022.

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soldier of fortune

noun

English Language Learners Definition of soldier of fortune

: someone who will fight as a soldier for any country or person in return for payment

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