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[in-fuh n-tree-muh n] /ˈɪn fən tri mən/
noun, plural infantrymen.
a soldier of the infantry.
Origin of infantryman
1880-85; infantry + man1
Usage note
See -man. Unabridged
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Examples from the web for infantryman
  • Next to being a pilot or an infantryman, it was one of the riskiest jobs in the war.
  • One infantryman had a rifle with a scope and could pick off enemy soldiers at quite a distance.
  • On the right an infantryman stands guard with his dog before an encampment.
  • The former airborne infantryman, who now walks with a cane, and worked surveillance in a small casino to make ends meet.
  • Some occupations-for example: infantryman, structural steel worker, or firefighter-are by nature dangerous.
British Dictionary definitions for infantryman


noun (pl) -men
a soldier belonging to the infantry
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Word Origin and History for infantryman

1837, from infantry + man (n.).

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