Meaning of “draftee” in the English Dictionary

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"draftee" in British English

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drafteenoun [ C ]

uk /ˌdrɑːfˈtiː/ us /ˌdræfˈt̬iː/ US UK conscript

Examples from literature

  • He wanted to express his opposition to an amendment proposed by Senator Richard B. Russell of Georgia that would guarantee segregated units for those draftees who wished to serve only with members of their own race. 
  • I paid two visits to the Divisional wing within a few days of each other, and on one occasion, on a baking July day, addressed a battalion of draftees who were about to be sent up to the front. 
  • In World War II thousands of draftees were taught to read and write in the Army's literacy program. 

(Definition of “draftee” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"draftee" in American English

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drafteenoun [ C ]

us /dræfˈti/

a person who has been ordered by law to become a member of the armed forces

(Definition of “draftee” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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