Definitions

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  • noun UK, slang, military A member of the Royal Marines.

Etymologies

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boot +‎ neck

Examples

  • "In one of the letters we have received from his friends, Liam was described as a bootneck's bootneck."

    The Guardian World News

  • But even if the prosecutors were right and the articulate, quietly spoken NCO did let his disciplined professionalism slip for an instant (after three of his colleagues were blown up by roadside IEDs - improvised explosive devices), the stark contrast in the subsequent fortunes of the 'bootneck' and the bomber seem wholly unjust.

    Home | Mail Online

  • But even if the prosecutors were right and the articulate, quietly spoken NCO did let his disciplined professionalism slip for an instant (after three of his colleagues were blown up by roadside IEDs - improvised explosive devices), the stark contrast in the subsequent fortunes of the 'bootneck' and the bomber seem wholly unjust.

    Home | Mail Online

  • But even if the prosecutors were right and the articulate, quietly spoken NCO did let his disciplined professionalism slip for an instant (after three of his colleagues were blown up by roadside IEDs - improvised explosive devices), the stark contrast in the subsequent fortunes of the 'bootneck' and the bomber seem wholly unjust.

    The Two Malcontents

  • He added: "Everything I needed in a bootneck - proud but not arrogant, loyal but still independent, courageous but not foolhardy, he was an outstanding marine."

    icCoventry

  • A bootneck friend of mine once described a tour spent (mostly) behind the wire as entertaining as AIDS ...

    Army Rumour Service

  • A bootneck friend of mine once described a tour spent (mostly) behind the wire as entertaining as AIDS ...

    Army Rumour Service

  • Patrick Bishop is a journalist by profession and Maj Hammond is a serving bootneck pilot.

    Army Rumour Service

  • The said bootneck Queensland scuffer is actively encouraged by the Australian Government to wear his GSM.

    Army Rumour Service

  • Even then I could fail AOSB, but having the oppertunity to join as a soldier or my original plan as an other rank bootie (bootneck officer role never really appealed to me after I looked into it) has got to be the best Yeah, I was aware that there has been quite a few officers killed or injured.

    Army Rumour Service

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