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Overview page. Subjects: History.

A younger son or brother; a younger branch of a family.

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Cadet

Edited by Susie Dent.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 59 words.

Younger branches of noble families are called cadet, from the identical French word meaning ‘little head’, a diminutive ultimately from

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Cadet

Edited by Patrick Hanks.

in Dictionary of American Family Names

January 2003; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 61 words.

Southern French: nickname from Old Occitan cadet, ‘small dog’, or perhaps from Gascon capdet, a term designating the

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cadet

Edited by T. F. Hoad.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

January 1996; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 44 words.

younger son, etc.; gentleman in the army without a commission XVII; junior officer XVIII. — F. cadet, earlier capdet

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cadet

in The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

January 2001; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History. 30 words.

n.

1 a young trainee in the armed services or police force: an air force cadet.

2 a student

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Cadets

Edited by Colin Larkin.

in Encyclopedia of Popular Music

January 2006; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 271 words.

The Cadets were one of the more colourful Irish showbands of the early to mid-60s. The original line-up comprised Eileen

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cadet

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence — Law.

Kǝˈdet

n.

1 a young trainee in the armed services or police force: an air force cadet.

2 a student in training at a military school.

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Cadets

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

The Cadets were one of the more colourful Irish showbands of the early to mid-60s. The original line-up comprised Eileen Reid (vocals), Patrick Murphy (harmonica), Jas Fagan (trombone),...

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school cadets

Tony Deverson.

in The Oxford Dictionary of New Zealandisms

January 2010; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 23 words.

plural noun (also cadets elliptical) the school cadet corps training programme (in singular a schoolboy member of a school

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cadet <i>n.</i>

Jonathon Green.

in Green's Dictionary of Slang

January 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 560 words.

1 (US) one who procures young women to become prostitutes; thus the cadet system (see cit. 1909

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space cadet

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

1 a juvenile spaceman or spacewoman, or one in training. Now hist. 1948 R. A. Heinlein title Space Cadet1948 Thrilling Wonder Stories (June) 125/1 He is befriended by a young...

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