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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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She describes the use of khaki from mid-nineteenth century into the twentieth and the relationship of the British to indigenous Nigerians in regard to uniforms for the latter, when footwear was not issued and various items of their uniform, such as long shorts, the Zouave jacket, and the fez, exoticized them as well, certainly clearly differentiating them from British military.
He joined the French army during World War I, was assigned to a crack regiment, the legendary Third Zouaves.
He had some fair bumper form in his early days and showed battling qualities to defy the challenge of Zouave by the narrowest of margins.
Zotov, Nikita Moiseevich
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