soldier of fortunesoldier of fortune
- a mercenary soldier, esp. one seeking adventure or excitement
- any adventurer
soldier of fortune
nounpl. soldiers of fortune
One who will serve in any army or undertake risky tasks for personal gain or love of adventure.
(plural soldiers of fortune)
- A non-commissioned soldier willing to serve any state or person who will hire him; a mercenary.
- (figuratively) Hence, a person willing to work for or ally himself with any person or institution who will take him on.