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Zouave [zuːˈɑːv zwɑːv]
1. (Military) (formerly) a member of a body of French infantry composed of Algerian recruits noted for their dash, hardiness, and colourful uniforms
2. (Military) a member of any body of soldiers wearing a similar uniform or otherwise modelled on the French Zouaves, esp a volunteer in such a unit of the Union Army in the American Civil War
[from French, from Zwāwa, tribal name in Algeria]
Zou•ave (zuˈɑv, zwɑv)
1. a member of a former body of infantry in the French army, composed orig. of Algerians, distinguished for their showy drill and picturesque uniforms.
2. a member of any military body adopting a similar dress and drill, esp. a member of any of certain volunteer regiments in the American Civil War.
[1820–30; < French < Arabic zawāwah]
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I fitted elastic round the ankles Now I looked like an exotic Zouave infantryman from Algiers.
The parade included marching bands and an escort for Rex provided by the colorful Albany Zouave Cadets.
Bazille joined a French Zouave regiment early in the war and took command of an assault on a German position after his officer was wounded.
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