Commando meaning

kə-măndō
(historical) An organized force of Boer troops in South Africa; a raid by such troops.
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A commando trooper.
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(slang) go commando
  • To wear clothing without wearing undergarments, especially underpants.
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Origin of commando

  • Afrikaans kommando from Dutch commando unit of troops from Spanish comando from comandar to command from Late Latin commandāre command

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Afrikaans kommando, from Portuguese comando (“command”), from Late Latin *commandare, from Latin commendare, from com- + mandare.

    From Wiktionary