Definition of veteran noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    veteran

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    noun
    NAmE//ˈvɛt̮ərən//
     
     
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  1. 1 (informal vet) a person who has been a soldier, sailor, etc. in a war war veterans a veteran of the Korean War a Vietnam vet
  2. 2 a person who has a lot of experience in a particular area or activity veteran actor Dustin Hoffman
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