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draft dodger

Syllabification: draft dodg·er

Definition of draft dodger in English:

noun

North American derogatory
A person who has avoided compulsory military service.
Example sentences
  • They are following in the footsteps of tens of thousands of military deserters and draft dodgers who went to Canada during the Vietnam War.
  • There is only one group that likes the idea of conscription less than future draft dodgers: the military.
  • You claim that Rush Limbaugh is a draft dodger who avoided Vietnam because he had a ‘pimple on his rear.’

Derivatives

draft dodging

1
noun
Example sentences
  • Is there a reason that associates the National Guard with draft dodging?
  • There were thousands of stories about his draft dodging.
  • The peasantry carried the main burden of the draft, and many resisted through desertion, draft dodging, and even uprisings.

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