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Definition of paratroops noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

paratroops

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BrE BrE//ˈpærətruːps//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpærətruːps//
 
[plural]
 
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soldiers who are trained to jump from planes using a parachute Word Origin 1940s: from an abbreviation of parachute + troops (plural of troop).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: paratroops

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