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American English: /ˈvɛdərən/
, /ˈvɛtrən/
British English: /ˈvɛt(ə)r(ə)n/

Translation of veteran in Spanish:


  • 1.1 (of war) a veteran of the Second World War
    un veterano de la Segunda Guerra Mundial
    (before noun) (soldier)
    1.2 (of military service)
    (American English)
    licenciado (masculine) del servicio militar
    Example sentences
    • He was one of several MPs from all parties who supported those campaigning for a medal for veterans who served in Egypt.
    • Army veterans who served in World War Two have joined the campaign to save their former regiment.
    • The description was wholeheartedly endorsed by veterans who served under the Brigadier.
    1.3 (experienced person)
    veterano, (-na) (masculine, feminine)
    a veteran of local politics
    un veterano de la política local
    (before noun) (actor/reporter)

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