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

  • n. An untrained military recruit.
  • n. A soldier confined to a restricted area or assigned menial tasks as a punishment.
  • n. Slang A convict; a prisoner.

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  • n. Alternative form of yardbird.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a person serving a sentence in a jail or prison
  • n. a military recruit who is assigned menial tasks


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