foot soldier
noun Date: 1622 1. infantryman 2. a person likened to an infantryman especially in doing active and usually unglamorous work in support of an organization or movement <
foot soldiers in the war against drugs
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  • Foot soldier — Foot Foot (f[oo^]t), n.; pl. {Feet} (f[=e]t). [OE. fot, foot, pl. fet, feet. AS. f[=o]t, pl. f[=e]t; akin to D. voet, OHG. fuoz, G. fuss, Icel. f[=o]tr, Sw. fot, Dan. fod, Goth. f[=o]tus, L. pes, Gr. poy s, Skr. p[=a]d, Icel. fet step, pace… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • foot soldier — foot ,soldier noun count 1. ) a soldier who fights on foot, not on a horse or in a vehicle 2. ) someone with a junior position in a company, whose job is to do necessary but boring work …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • foot soldier — n. 1. a soldier who moves and fights largely on foot; infantryman 2. a person who does the hard or routine work at the lowest levels of an organization, group, etc …   English World dictionary

  • foot soldier — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms foot soldier : singular foot soldier plural foot soldiers 1) a soldier who fights on foot, not on a horse or in a vehicle 2) someone with a junior position in a company, whose job is to do necessary but boring… …   English dictionary

  • Foot soldier — The term foot soldier may refer to:* A generic term for members of the infantry * Characters in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles television series belonging to the Foot Clan * The Foot Soldiers , a comic book originally published by Dark Horse… …   Wikipedia

  • foot soldier — foot soldiers N COUNT The foot soldiers of a particular organization are people who seem unimportant and who do not have a high position but who do a large amount of very important and often very boring work …   English dictionary

  • foot soldier — foot′ sol dier n. 1) mil an infantryman 2) cvb a dedicated low level follower • Etymology: 1615–25 …   From formal English to slang

  • foot soldier — noun A soldier who fights on foot; an infantryman …   Wiktionary

  • foot soldier — noun 1》 a soldier who fights on foot. 2》 a low ranking person who nevertheless does valuable work …   English new terms dictionary

  • foot soldier — noun 1. fights on foot with small arms (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑infantryman, ↑marcher, ↑footslogger • Derivationally related forms: ↑footslog (for: ↑footslogger) …   Useful english dictionary

  • foot soldier — Synonyms and related words: Zouave, ambulator, backpacker, bersagliere, carabineer, chasseur, dogface, doughfoot, expert rifleman, foot passenger, foot traveler, footslogger, fusileer, grenadier, grunt, hiker, hitchhiker, hoofer, infantryman,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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