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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A member of the women's reserve of the U.S. Coast Guard, disbanded as a separate unit in 1946.

Etymologies

Contraction of Latin semper parātus, always prepared, the motto of the U.S. Coast Guard : semper, always + parātus, prepared.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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