noun (plural commandos)
- 1A soldier specially trained for carrying out raids: [as modifier]: a commando attackMore example sentences
- The mobilisation includes paramilitary forces, regular soldiers and specially trained commandos.
- This operational capability requires commandos to be trained and equipped differently to conventional infantry soldiers.
- Training was similar to that carried out by the commandos, with emphasis placed on raiding, sentry elimination, ambushing, cross-country night navigation exercises, and target attacks.
- 1.1A unit of commandos: he saw service in a Marine CommandoMore example sentences
- According to the Washington Post, the operation will include the CIA working with commandos and other military units to act immediately on intelligence uncovered by American spies about enemy targets.
- • informal Wear no underpants.More example sentences
- Women should go commando or wear loose fitting pajamas/nightgowns with no panties.
- Can you imagine having to recount the day you were found wearing grubby underwear or even worse, you were discovered going commando!
- And yes, as some of you will see in these paparazzi photos, she appears to go commando.
late 18th century (denoting a militia, originally consisting of Boers in South Africa): from Portuguese (earlier form of comando), from commandar 'to command', from late Latin commandare (see command).
More definitions of commandoDefinition of commando in:
- The US English dictionary