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foot soldier

an infantryman.
a dedicated low-level follower.
Origin of foot soldier
1615-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • They learn to look down on the foot soldier and his petty economics.
  • She finds herself a foot soldier in a rebel movement, and an inmate in an insane asylum, among others.
  • Convergence, is fueling the information age, and the cable modem is its foot soldier.
  • She was a tireless foot soldier in voter registration drives.
  • And being a foot soldier, you know, you had to carry the full field pack and all the gear and the rifle.
  • Under military law, a common foot soldier is obligated to disobey a clearly illegal order.
  • Thus, a common foot soldier was remembered with the same dignity as the socially elite leader of the state.
  • They can cover seven times what a foot soldier can in the woods.
British Dictionary definitions for foot soldier

foot soldier

an infantryman
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Slang definitions & phrases for foot soldier

foot soldier


A lower-ranking member of a corporation, regime, etc: Goth's role as an SS officer and faithful foot soldier of the Third Reich is preserved/ filtered through the hazy surmises of the Cleveland footsoldiers (1990s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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