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buck private Explained

buck private at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

buck private
n : an enlisted man of the lowest rank; "our prisoner was just a
private and knew nothing of value" [syn: {private}, {common
soldier}]

buck private at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==

Noun

Inter: en-noun » head=buck private
  • Inter: US » military|_|slang A private soldier keen ("bucking") for promotion; an ambitious private.
    1. 2007, Tim Weiner, Legacy of Ashes, Penguin 2008, pp. 15-16:
    2. : Bedell Smith was a shopkeeper's son from Indiana who rose from buck private to general without the polish of West Point or a college degree.


    Category: Category:en:Military ranks -
    Translation: et » buck private