Definition of soldier of fortune in English:

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soldier of fortune


A person who works as a soldier for any country or group that will pay them; a mercenary.
Example sentences
  • Their principal commanders were Gustave-Paul Cluseret, a revolutionary soldier of fortune, and Louis Rossel, a young officer; they were aided by several former Polish and French army officers, notably Jaroslav Dombrowski.
  • Swiss soldier of fortune, Colonel Henry Bouquet, was en route from his headquarters in Philadelphia to relieve Fort Pitt during the time period in question.
  • He had fought with the Abraham Lincoln Brigade during the Spanish civil war, later becoming a soldier of fortune.

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Syllabification: sol·dier of for·tune

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