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embusqué

/ɑ̃byske/
noun (pl) -qués (-ke)
1.
a man who avoids military conscription by obtaining a government job
Word Origin
C20: from embusquer to lie in ambush, shirk
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  • I was coining money in New York, and would be now—if they hadn't dug me out as a slacker—an embusqué—whatever you like to call it.

    Everyman's Land C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson

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