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- ‘A lot is made in many movies of the physical training and the technical training that they experience in boot camp but I really think boot camp is to turn you into a jarhead.’
- ‘I know what I meant, jarhead, I don't need the likes of you questioning my command of the language.’
Early 20th century (originally US dialect, in the sense mule): from jar + head. The word originally referred to members of the US army, on account of the mule mascot of the Army football teams.
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