Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A member of the US Army Special Forces.

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  • noun A member of the United States Army Special Forces.

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  • noun a soldier who is a member of the United States Army Special Forces

Etymologies

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

[From the green beret that is part of the uniform.]

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From the color of the beret worn by them.

Examples

  • The Green Beret was the first American soldier killed by enemy fire in Afghanistan.

    CNN Transcript May 27, 2002

  • I raised money and hired a former Green Beret, Donald Duncan, to open and run the G.I. Office in Washington D.C. to try and get legal and congressional help for soldiers who were being denied their rights under the Uniform Code of Military Justice.

    Jane Fonda: The Truth About My Trip to Hanoi

  • I raised money and hired a former Green Beret, Donald Duncan, to open and run the G.I. Office in Washington D.C. to try and get legal and congressional help for soldiers who were being denied their rights under the Uniform Code of Military Justice.

    Jane Fonda: The Truth About My Trip to Hanoi

  • I raised money and hired a former Green Beret, Donald Duncan, to open and run the G.I. Office in Washington D.C. to try and get legal and congressional help for soldiers who were being denied their rights under the Uniform Code of Military Justice.

    Jane Fonda: The Truth About My Trip to Hanoi

  • I raised money and hired a former Green Beret, Donald Duncan, to open and run the G.I. Office in Washington D.C. to try and get legal and congressional help for soldiers who were being denied their rights under the Uniform Code of Military Justice.

    Jane Fonda: The Truth About My Trip to Hanoi

  • Jason McCarthy, a former Green Beret and the founder of the rucksack company GORUCK, says a lot of things that command your attention.

    Matt Browner Hamlin: GORUCK: The Most Passionate Brand Following in the World

  • Janet Malcolm examines these fraught encounters in a fascinating book, The Journalist and the Murderer, which focuses on the relationship between Joe McGinniss, the best-selling author of Fatal Vision, and Jeffrey MacDonald, a Green Beret physician convicted of murdering his pregnant wife and two young daughters.

    Sam Harris: The Perils of the Print Interview

  • I raised money and hired a former Green Beret, Donald Duncan, to open and run the G.I. Office in Washington D.C. to try and get legal and congressional help for soldiers who were being denied their rights under the Uniform Code of Military Justice.

    Jane Fonda: The Truth About My Trip to Hanoi

  • Jason McCarthy, a former Green Beret and the founder of the rucksack company GORUCK, says a lot of things that command your attention.

    Matt Browner Hamlin: GORUCK: The Most Passionate Brand Following in the World

  • I raised money and hired a former Green Beret, Donald Duncan, to open and run the G.I. Office in Washington D.C. to try and get legal and congressional help for soldiers who were being denied their rights under the Uniform Code of Military Justice.

    Jane Fonda: The Truth About My Trip to Hanoi

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