army brat

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army brat (plural army brats)

  1. (US) One who has a parent or parents in the military, possibly one who lives on a military base.
    • 2003, Quentin Tarantino (writer–director), Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (film), 0:33–4:[1]
      O-Ren Ishii was born on an American military base in Tokyo, Japan. The half Japanese, half Chinese American army brat made her first acquaintance with death at the age of nine.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Note that despite the use of the word army, this term can apply to any branch of the military. The terms military brat, navy brat, and so on, though not quite as common, are also attested.



  1. ^ Kill Bill: Vol. 1 - 00:33 from Caption Swap (