Cadetship



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.
Historical Examples

Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 1 Various
The Stokesley Secret Charlotte M. Yonge
Under Fire Charles King
The Daltons, Volume II (of II) Charles James Lever
The Captain of the Janizaries James M. Ludlow
Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 2 of 8 Various
Starlight Ranch Charles King
A Cadet’s Honor Upton Sinclair
Gentlemen Rovers E. Alexander Powell
Campfire and Battlefield Rossiter Johnson

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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