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  • Squabby.

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  • noun Alternative spelling of squaddie.


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  • At that point there'll be ten American sodiers for every British squaddy.

    Does Obama Need Britain in Afghanistan? 2009

  • At that point there'll be ten American sodiers for every British squaddy.

    John Terry’s sacking as England captain tells us something interesting... 2009

  • THOMPSON: A current work in progress shows Saddam Hussein being arrested by a squaddy and marched off.

    CNN Transcript Apr 5, 2003 2003

  • I played the confused bonehead, the scared, abandoned squaddy.

    Bravo-Two-Zero McNab, Andy 1993

  • Your mind just can't recollect anything; you're just a thick, bone squaddy, one of the minions, and you haven't got a clue, you don't even know what kind of helicopter it was.

    Bravo-Two-Zero McNab, Andy 1993

  • The face of a squaddy was briefly illuminated as he lit a cigarette.

    Bravo-Two-Zero McNab, Andy 1993

  • I had very short hair at the time, and I wasn't allowed to talk in Andersontown because people would think I was a squaddy.

    Invisible Sun, 7'' 1981

  • A squaddy I knew was dancing with a ravishing Indonesian woman with her hair coiled in a bun at the back of her sleek head.

    A Rude Awakening Aldiss, Brian 1978

  • The fog would vanish; the day would buzz like a saw; every squaddy alive would break out in a muck sweat; monkeys would start to pass out in the trees.

    A Rude Awakening Aldiss, Brian 1978

  • I remember the pleasures of the Balkan Sobranie cigarette I smoked as a squaddy, the small cigar I took to as a solitary traveller, the wines of Haute-Savoie, pink gin and Bloody

    Evening Standard - Home 2011


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