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infantry Line breaks: in¦fan|try
Pronunciation: /ˈɪnf(ə)ntri/

Definition of infantry in English:


[mass noun]
Soldiers marching or fighting on foot; foot soldiers collectively: the infantry advanced at sunrise the ships carried two regiments of infantry [as modifier]: infantry battalions
More example sentences
  • Then there were the marine corps and army infantry who waded ashore or were landed by air on island after island.
  • He was transferred to the Paratroop regiment and received infantry training just before war broke out.
  • The infantry battle was finely balanced, both sides fighting bravely hand-to-hand.
in the USGIs
British informalTommies
military slanginfanteers, grunts
US informal, , dateddogfaces, doughboys


Late 16th century: from French infanterie, from Italian infanteria, from infante 'youth, infantryman', from Latin infant- (see infant).

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housewifery • spoofery

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