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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 newsExperts and specialists
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