Definition of troopie in English:
noun (plural troopies)South African informal
A soldier, especially one performing national service: the town serves as a camp for basic training for troopies
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- Brit soldiers were taught to load only 12 per mag, and SAS troopies told me they were disciplined for having a thirteenth round in a magazine.
- He and his planeload of South African troopies were arrested on a tip-off from South Africa when they stopped to take on a load of weapons, on order from a foreign agent.
- ‘For the record, I was a ‘troopie’ at Paratus, a photojournalist with no rank at all until the last four months of my national service.
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