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veteran

noun [C]  /ˈvet̬·ər·ən, ˈve·trən/ us  

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
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