cadet

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Etymology[edit]

From French cadet, from Gascon Occitan capdet, from Latin capitellum, diminutive of caput (head). Attested in English from 1634.[1][2]

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cadet (plural cadets)

  1. A student at a military school who is training to be an officer.
  2. (largely historical) A younger or youngest son, who would not inherit as a firstborn son would.
  3. (in compounds, chiefly in genealogy) Junior. (See also the heraldic term cadency.)
    a cadet branch of the family

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References[edit]

  1. ^ cadet” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).
  2. ^ cadet” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.

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cadet m (feminine cadette, masculine plural cadets, feminine plural cadettes)

  1. (family) youngest
    le fils cadet
    the youngest son

Noun[edit]

cadet m (plural cadets)

  1. cadet, student officer
  2. junior sportsperson, young player
  3. a younger sibling

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cadet

  1. third-person singular future active indicative of cadō