from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An untrained military recruit.
  • noun A soldier confined to a restricted area or assigned menial tasks as a punishment.
  • noun A convict; a prisoner.

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  • noun Alternative form of yardbird.

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  • noun a person serving a sentence in a jail or prison
  • noun a military recruit who is assigned menial tasks


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