Perdu meaning

pər-do͝o', -dyo͝o'
A soldier sent on an especially dangerous mission.
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Out of sight; in hiding; concealed, as in military ambush.
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A soldier on a very dangerous assignment.
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Monte Perdido.
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Lost (from a soldier given a mission he is not expected to return from).
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One placed on watch, or in ambush.
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A soldier sent on a forlorn hope.

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Origin of perdu

  • French perdu masculine past participle and perdue feminine past participle (as in sentinelle perdue lost sentry, sentry posted in a position in which death is likely) of perdre to lose from Latin perdere perdition
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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