Leatherneck meaning

lĕthər-nĕk
A member of the US Marine Corps.
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A U.S. Marine.
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(slang) A soldier.
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(US) Specifically, a marine.
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Origin of leatherneck

  • From the leather neckband that was once part of the uniform

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

  • From leather +"Ž neck.

    From Wiktionary