draft dodger

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draft dodger

n
(Military) US someone who evades compulsory military service
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Noun1.draft dodger - someone who is drafted and illegally refuses to serve
defector, deserter - a person who abandons their duty (as on a military post)
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draft dodger

[ˈdrɑːftˌdɒdʒəʳ] n (Am) (Mil) → renitente m alla leva

draft

(draːft) noun
1. a rough sketch or outline of something, especially written. a rough draft of my speech.
2. a group (of soldiers etc) taken from a larger group.
3. an order (to a bank etc) for the payment of money. a draft for $80.
4. (American) conscription. He emigrated to avoid the draft.
verb
1. to make in the form of a rough plan. Could you draft a report on this?
2. (American) to conscript into the army etc. He was drafted into the Navy.
dodge the draft
to evade military service.
draft dodger (noun)
a person who illegally avoids joining the army.
draft evasion noun
evasion of military service.
draftsmandraughtsman
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Joel Rafael is a disappearing breed: a Guthrie-Dylan-Llewyn Davis-style folk singer and Vietnam draft-dodger armed with a harmonica rack and acoustic guitar, who sings tales of love and history flickering with ache and political outrage.
During the war, he was denounced as a draft-dodger although the truth was he was twice judged unfit for military service on medical grounds but still served as a private in the US Army Air Force.
Instead let's remember him as he was: A draft-dodger who sent thousands of troops to die in an unlawful war.
By the way, I think it important that the Democrats and their allies, although not Kerry himself, make sure that Bush is exposed as a draft-dodger.
Just imagine Clark, with his distinguished military record, up against our draft-dodger president who likes to play 'Top Gun' dress up.
Branded a draft-dodger, Communist and pacifist Austin was finally forgiven when he returned to Wimbledon in 1984.
In a second ruling, three judges, also headed by Lord Justice Brown, ruled that another Turkish Kurd draft-dodger could be deported to Germany as a safe third country under European immigration law.
He advocates gays in the military, and the Pentagon and everybody in the military considers him a draft-dodger, somebody who doesn't even know how to salute.
The veteran, whose right arm is useless from war wounds, kept stressing the contrast between himself and draft-dodger Clinton.
A year ago, when President Clinton established relations with Hanoi, I expected letter-writers to flood the Constitution with complaints about new treachery by our draft-dodger president, and so forth.
I was chagrined when one fellow worker, who came to Canada as a draft-dodger, seized the day as a holiday while a friend --a wounded veteran--was refused time off by his private employer to attend the War Memorial ceremony.
Draft-dodger Agca is expected to be immediately enlisted for military service when he is released.