swaddy

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swaddy

(ˈswɒdɪ) or

swaddie

n, pl -dies
(Military) slang Brit a private soldier. Compare squaddie
[C19: from dialect swad a country bumpkin]
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I refer again to the three swaddies, squaddies or swatties (see the book Fubar by Gordon L Rottman).
The 51st Highland Division's Farewell to Sicily" hauntingly rhymes the word eerie and the refrain "Puir bliddy swaddies are wearie.
Mr Shafto, an Egyptian businessman, who constructed such hot-houses wherever there were troops, never revealed himself to the swaddies (soldiers).