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English definition of “veteran”

veteran

noun [C]     /ˈvetərən/
MILITARY PERSON someone who has been in an army or navy during a war : a veteran of World War TwoSoldiers and people who fight in wars
A LONG TIME someone who has done a job or activity for a long time : a 20-year veteran of BBC news Experts and specialists
(Definition of veteran noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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