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deserter Syllabification: de·sert·er
Pronunciation: /dəˈzərdər/

Definition of deserter in English:


A member of the armed forces who deserts: deserters from the army
More example sentences
  • In the American and British armies deserters were almost always infantrymen.
  • Soldiers are considered deserters when they remain AWOL for more than 30 days.
  • Considered a deserter by the Red Army, he was convicted of treason.


Mid 17th century: from desert1, on the pattern of French déserteur.

Words that rhyme with deserter

Alberta, asserter, Bizerta, converter, Goethe, inserter, kurta, perverter, reverter, subverter
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