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pioneer

Edited by T. F. Hoad

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

Published in print January 1996 | ISBN: 9780192830982
Published online January 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191727153
pioneer

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soldier going in advance of an army to prepare the way XVI; first or original investigator, etc. XVII. orig. pion(n)er

Reference Entry.  37 words. 

Subjects: History of English

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