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soldier of fortune

noun
1.
a person who independently seeks pleasure, wealth, etc., through adventurous exploits.
2.
a military adventurer, ready to serve anywhere for pay or for pleasure.
Origin
1655-1665
1655-65
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soldier of fortune

noun
1.
a man who seeks money or adventure as a soldier; mercenary
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