corpsman

corpsman
corps•man
[[t]ˈkɔr mən, ˈkoʊr-[/t]] n. pl. -men
1) mil an enlisted person in the U.S. Navy working as a pharmacist or hospital assistant
2) mil an enlisted person in the Medical Corps of the U.S. Army who gives first aid to the wounded on the battlefield
3) a member of any corps, as of the Peace Corps
Etymology: 1940–45, amer.

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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