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2 entries found for cadet.
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Main Entry: caˇdet
Pronunciation: kschwa-primarystressdet
Function: noun
Etymology: from French cadet "a younger brother or son, one training for military service," derived from Latin capitellum, literally, "little (younger) head or chief," from caput "head" --related to CAD, CADDIE, CAPITAL, CAPTAIN, CHIEF --see Word History at CADDIE
1 : a student military officer
2 : a student at a military school
- caˇdetˇship /-secondarystressship/ noun

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