- commando (n.)
- Afrikaans, "a troop under a commander," from Portuguese, literally "party commanded" (see command (v.)); in use c. 1809 during the Peninsula campaign, then from 1834, in a South African sense, of military expeditions of the Boers against the natives; modern sense is from 1940 (originally shock troops to repel the threatened German invasion of England), first attested in writings of Winston Churchill, who could have picked it up during the Boer War. Phrase going commando "not wearing underwear" attested by 1996, U.S. slang, perhaps on notion of being ready for instant action.
- 1. The hostages were freed in the commando raid.
- 2. The commando force joined up with the airborne troops near the captured bridge.
- 3. You know he's a veteran of five successful commando raids?
- 你知道他是五次成功突击的老手 吗 ?
- 4. In the attack the Jewish center to Mumbai, India, a commando injured.
- 在强攻们孟买犹太人中心的过程中, 一名印度突击队员受伤.
- 5. The gunmen were said to be wearing Iraqi police commando uniforms.
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