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[murk, murs] /mɜrk, mɜrs/
noun, Slang.
a mercenary soldier.
Origin of merc
by shortening

merc. Unabridged
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  • Even with the best air bag technologies available, merc had to build this thing with a relatively large amount of steel.
Related Abbreviations for merc


  1. mercantile
  2. mercury
  3. Mercury
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