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An experienced, usually long-serving, soldier, especially in the French or another continental European army. Compare earlier lancepesade.
Late 17th century. From French anspessade, variant (with metanalysis of the definite article) of lancespessade.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.