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squaddie

(ˈskwɒdɪ) or

squaddy

n, pl -dies
(Military) slang Brit a private soldier. Compare swaddy
[C20: from squad]
Translations

squaddie

[ˈskwɒdɪ] Nrecluta m

squaddie

[ˈskwɒdi] n (MILITARY)troufion m , bidasse m

squaddie

n (Brit inf: = private soldier) → Gefreite(r) mf; the pub was full of squaddiesdie Kneipe war voller Soldaten

squaddie

[ˈskwɒdɪ] n (Brit) (Mil) (fam) → burba
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One was Captain Stewart, of the British army, a gentleman of noble connections, who was amusing himself by a wandering tour in the Far West; in the course of which, he had lived in hunter's style; accompanying various bands of traders, trappers, and Indians; and manifesting that relish for the wilderness that belongs to men of game spirit.
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Why, he's a model of the whole British army in himself, ladies and gentlemen.
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