- n. A man who used to be in the armed forces
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. a person who has served in the armed forces.
- n. a person who has served in the armed forces
- From ex- + serviceman (Wiktionary)
“Anyone who thinks the "greed is good" culture started in the 1980s should look up David Edgar's play Destiny (1976), in which an ex-serviceman is appalled when developers tear down his beloved antique shop.”
“It is on days like this, that I am proud to be an ex-serviceman, proud to do my bit as a special and proud to be British.”
“The ex-serviceman was indicted on fraud counts over claims he fought and was wounded.”
“He was an ex-serviceman, a big, burly guy who would occasionally come home crocked and get violent with the kids.”
“Being an ex-serviceman, I get annoyed at the fact that my barrackroom was smaller than a jail cell.”
“I am an ex-serviceman and I am very, very impressed with how precisely (and overly caring) the Israeli's have fought in Gaza.”
“Most noticably the ex-serviceman who commented that even if the Afghan campaign will take 30 years, there won't be many (any?) military soldiers who will want to spend 30 years serving in this part of the world.”
“I'm an ex-serviceman and understand that the comments in that thread (and possibly others) are not "fantasies", "repressed desires" or anything else that they may appear to an outsider.”
“I am also a ex-serviceman and ARRSE'r, you lot need to get a life!”
“Four of the five don't actually use the term anti-Semitism; instead they simply refer to the "murder of a Jewish ex-serviceman.”
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