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n. Slang
A member of the US Marine Corps.

[Perhaps alteration of GI + (ma)rine.]
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(Military) slang a person who belongs to the US Marine Corps
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(ˈdʒaɪ rin, dʒaɪˈrin)

n. Slang.
a member of the U.S. Marine Corps.
[1920–25; GI + (ma) rine with altered sp.]
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