Meaning of cadet

ca•det

Pronunciation: (ku-det'), [key]
— n.
  1. a student in a national service academy or private military school or on a training ship.
  2. a student in training for service as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army, Air Force, or Coast Guard. Cf. midshipman (def. 1).
  3. a trainee in a business or profession.
  4. a younger son or brother.
  5. the youngest son.
  6. (formerly) a gentleman, usually a younger son, who entered the army to prepare for a subsequent commission.
  7. a grayish to strong blue color.
  8. a bluish-gray to purplish-blue color.
  9. a pimp.

Ca•det

Pronunciation: (ku-det'), [key]
— n. Russ. Hist.
  1. a member of the former Constitutional Democratic party.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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