One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An officer cadet undergoing training at the United States Military Academy at West Point; an officer who has been trained there.
Mid 19th century. From West Point, the name of a village on the west bank of the Hudson River in the state of New York, home of the United States Military Academy at West Point + -er.
West Pointer/ˌwɛs(t) ˈpɔɪntə/
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