janissary

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From French janissaire, from Italian gianizzero, from Turkish yeniçeri, from yeni (new) + çeri (army).

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janissary (plural janissaries)

  1. An elite, highly loyal supporter.
  2. A soldier in a former elite Turkish guard.

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