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Noun: buck private  búk prI-vit
Usage: US (elsewhere: private)
  1. An enlisted man of the lowest rank in the Army or Marines
    "our prisoner was just a buck private and knew nothing of value";
    - private, common soldier, squaddie [Brit, informal], Tommy [Brit, informal]

Derived forms: buck privates

Type of: enlisted man [N. Amer]