buck private

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Noun1.buck private - an enlisted man of the lowest rank in the Army or Marinesbuck private - an enlisted man of the lowest rank in the Army or Marines; "our prisoner was just a private and knew nothing of value"
enlisted man - a male enlisted person in the armed forces
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I figured the Army was coming to get me, and I was just killing time till I had to go be a buck private in the military somewhere.
He joined the Canadian military at the age of 17 as an aircraftman 2nd class, the RCAF equivalent of a buck private.
When World War II erupted, he served as a buck private in Oriental Misamis in Mindanao.
This sinister purpose, explained the report, was effected by crosscutting between a general's party and a buck private on KP duty.
Stan Gibbon was no Clark Gable and now was just a buck private, right at the bottom of the pile.
The comments would be bad enough from a buck private.
This funny man who was friend and confidant to some of the most popular, influential people of the 20th century could make a buck private feel like they were best buddies sharing a laugh.