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See also: Cadet
- (Received Pronunciation, General American) IPA(key): /kəˈdɛt/
Audio (AU) (file)
- Rhymes: -ɛt
- Hyphenation: ca‧det
cadet (plural cadets)
- A student at a military school who is training to be an officer.
- (largely historical) A younger or youngest son, who would not inherit as a firstborn son would.
- 1814 July, [Jane Austen], chapter V, in Mansfield Park: A Novel. In Three Volumes, volume II, London: Printed for T[homas] Egerton, […], OCLC 39810224, page 114:
- Bertram is certainly well off for a cadet of even a Baronet's family. By the time he is four or five and twenty he will have seven hundred a year, and nothing to do for it.
- (in compounds, chiefly in genealogy) Junior. (See also the heraldic term cadency.)
- a cadet branch of the family
- (archaic, US, slang) A young man who makes a business of ruining girls to put them in brothels.
- (New Zealand, historical) A young gentleman learning sheep farming at a station; also, any young man attached to a sheep station.
a student at a military school who is training to be an officer
- (family) youngest
- le fils cadet ― the youngest son
cadet m (plural cadets)
- → Czech: kadet
- → English: cadet
- → Dutch: kadee, kadet
- → German: Kadett
- → Finnish: kadetti
- → Indonesian: kadet
- → Italian: cadetto
- → Polish: kadet
- → Portuguese: cadete
- → Russian: кадет (kadet)
- → English: Kadet
- → Scots: caddie
- → Spanish: cadete
- “cadet” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).