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leftenant

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Phonetic rendering of lieutenant (UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand)

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /lɛfˈtɛnənt/, /luːˈtɛnənt/ (US)

NounEdit

leftenant (plural leftenants)

  1. An archaic spelling of lieutenant.
    Quotations:
    1909, He is said to be a leftenant. Of the police force. A leftenant. - William N. Famous, Colonel Crook Stories, page 3.