brigadier

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Borrowed from French brigadier. Equivalent to brigade +‎ -ier.

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brigadier (plural brigadiers)

  1. (military) An army rank; an officer commanding a brigade.
  2. (military, UK) A field officer of the highest grade, below general officers, NATO grade O7.
  3. (historical) The head of a workforce in the Soviet Union.
    • 1952, The Soviet Bloc as Reported by Former Nationals Interview Report
      The supervisory staff of the farm did their work well, according to the source. All the brigadiers were old, experienced workers who knew their business.

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French brigadier.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈbri.ɣaːˈdiːr/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: bri‧ga‧dier
  • Rhymes: -iːr

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brigadier m (plural brigadiers)

  1. constable (police officer of some seniority)
  2. (historical) brigadier, corporal, or a colonel in charge of a brigade

Descendants[edit]

  • Indonesian: brigadir
  • Papiamentu: brigadir
  • Sranan Tongo: brigadiri

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

brigade +‎ -ier.

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brigadier m (plural brigadiers, feminine brigadière)

  1. brigadier (military)

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Romanian[edit]

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Borrowed from French brigadier.

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brigadier m (plural brigadieri, feminine equivalent brigadieră)

  1. brigadier (military)
  2. forester (forestry)
  3. (dated) brigadier general

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brigadier m (plural brigadiers)

  1. brigadier

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