Cadet



a student in a national service academy or private military school or on a training ship.
a student in training for service as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army, Air Force, or Coast Guard.
Compare midshipman (def 1).
a trainee in a business or profession.
a younger son or brother.
the youngest son.
(formerly) a gentleman, usually a younger son, who entered the army to prepare for a subsequent commission.
Also called cadet blue. a grayish to strong blue color.
Also called cadet gray. a bluish-gray to purplish-blue color.
Slang. a pimp.
a member of the former Constitutional Democratic Party.
Contemporary Examples

Paula Broadwell: Is She Petraeus’s ‘Other Woman’? Diane Dimond November 9, 2012
Stonewall Jackson, VMI’s Most Embattled Professor S. C. Gwynne November 28, 2014
Scientology’s Sea Org: A Story of Escape for Katie Holmes and Suri Cruise Abigail Pesta July 5, 2012
My Life as a Gay Officer Anonymous May 25, 2010
The Grand Old Duke of Edinburgh: Why Everybody Loves Phil Tom Sykes November 22, 2012

Historical Examples

The Mystery at Putnam Hall Arthur M. Winfield
A Hero of Our Time M. Y. Lermontov
Stand by for Mars! Carey Rockwell
Father Sergius Leo Tolstoy
Our Little Roumanian Cousin Clara Vostrovsky Winlow

noun
a young person undergoing preliminary training, usually before full entry to the uniformed services, police, etc, esp for officer status
a school pupil receiving elementary military training in a school corps
(in England and in France before 1789) a gentleman, usually a younger son, who entered the army to prepare for a commission
a younger son or brother
cadet branch, the family or family branch of a younger son
(in New Zealand) a person learning sheep farming on a sheep station
n.

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