One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
informal, rare, historical
1(With reference to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y.) a cadet in the fourth and final year, especially one who has not attained cadet officer rank.
2An ordinary private soldier; a private.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Christian Intelligencer.
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