follow Dictionary.com

11 Trending Words of 2014

petty officer

noun
1.
a noncommissioned U.S. Navy rank with three grades.
2.
one of the minor officers on a merchant ship, as a boatswain or carpenter.
Origin
1570-1580
1570-80
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for petty officer

petty officer

noun
1.
a noncommissioned officer in a naval service, comparable in rank to a sergeant in an army or marine corps
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for petty officer

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for petty

10
10
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for petty officer