Definitions

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  • n. 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • He pissed off back to his car with my license and it was then that I realised that my attempt to talk my way out of this was not going well and the ex bootneck was showing no interest in even having a yarn about the old days let alone getting involved in any bezzering.

    Army Rumour Service

  • (bootneck officer role never really appealed to me after I looked into it) has got to be the best runner up prize in the world I reckon.

    Army Rumour Service

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