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[moun-tee] /ˈmaʊn ti/
noun, Informal.
a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
Origin of Mountie
1885-90; mount(ed) + -ie Unabridged
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noun (pl) Mounties
(informal) a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Word Origin
nickname evolved from mounted
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Word Origin and History for Mountie

1914, member of the Royal Canadian (originally North-west) Mounted Police, formed 1873 to keep order in the former Hudson's Bay Company lands. Also see -ie.

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Related Abbreviations for Mountie


  1. mounted policeman
  2. member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police
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