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veterannoun [C]

uk   /ˈvet.ər.ən/  us   /ˈve.t̬ɚ.ən/
C2 a person who has had a lot of experience of a particular activity: a 20-year veteran of the New York Police Department
C2 (US informal vet) someone who has been in the armed forces during a war: a Vietnam veteran the surviving veterans of World War II

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veteranadjective [before noun]

uk   /ˈvet.ər.ən/  us   /ˈve.t̬ɚ.ən/
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veterannoun [C]

 us   /ˈvet̬·ər·ən, ˈve·trən/
  • veteran noun [C] (EXPERIENCED PERSON)

a person who has had a lot of experience in a particular activity or job: Ms. Beasly is one of our veterans – she has been teaching here for over 20 years.
  • veteran noun [C] (MILITARY PERSON)

(short form vet) a person who was once a member of the armed forces
(Definition of veteran from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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