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draft dodger

a person who evades or attempts to evade compulsory military service.
1935-40 Unabridged
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  • They listed him as a possible draft dodger and promised to return.
British Dictionary definitions for draft dodger

draft dodger

(US) one who evades compulsory military service
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draft dodger in Culture

draft dodger definition

Someone who illegally evades the draft, as opposed to a conscientious objector, who is granted official, legal exemption from military duty. In active protest against United States involvement in the Vietnam War, many Americans publicly burned draft registration cards, risking imprisonment; others fled to other countries, such as Canada.

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