commando


commando
commando Afrikaans, "a troop under a commander," from Portuguese, lit. "party commanded," in use c.1809 during the Peninsula campaign, then from 1834, in a S.African sense, of military expeditions of the Boers against the natives; modern sense is from 1940 (originally shock troops to repel the threatened German invasion of England), first attested in writings of Winston Churchill, who may have picked it up during the Boer War. Phrase going commando "not wearing underwear" attested by 1996, U.S. slang.

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  • Commando — Разработчик Capcom Дата выпуска Май 1985 …   Википедия

  • Commando 21 — is the name given to the reorganisation of the Royal Marines (RM) three battalion sized Commando units; namely 40 Commando; 42 Commando; and 45 Commando [1]. Contents 1 The Commando 21 Organisation 1.1 Command Company …   Wikipedia

  • Commando — Com*man do, n. [D. See {Command}, v. t.] 1. In South Africa, a military body or command; also, sometimes, an expedition or raid; as, a commando of a hundred Boers. The war bands, called commandos, have played a great part in the . . . military… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • commando — /kə ma:ndəʊ/, it. /ko m:ando/ s. ingl. [dal port. commando comando attrav. l oland.], usato in ital. al masch., invar. (milit.) [gruppo di militari d assalto, impiegato spec. per azioni di sorpresa] ▶◀ ⇑ pattuglia, reparto …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • Commando —    Film d aventures de Mark L. Lester, avec Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rae Dawn Chong, Dan Hedaya.   Pays: États Unis   Date de sortie: 1985   Technique: couleurs   Durée: 1 h 28    Résumé    Pour sauver sa fille, lâchement enlevée par une poignée d… …   Dictionnaire mondial des Films

  • commando — /komˈmando, ingl. kəˈmɑːndə/ [vc. ingl., dal port. commando «comando»] s. m. inv. pattuglia, reparto, gruppo, nucleo …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • Commando — (v. lat.), 1) Oberbefehl über eine Truppenabtheilung; 2) das Wort, auf welches ein Handgriff, eine Bewegung etc. vollzogen werden, od. welches als Vorbereitung hierzu dienen soll. Die Commandowörter 1. Klasse bezeichnen den Truppentheil u. daß… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Commando — Commando, militär. Befehl oder dienstlicher Auftrag; kleinere Truppenabtheilung mit bestimmtem Auftrage, z.B. Streifcommando …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • commando — {{hw}}{{commando}}{{/hw}} o commandoes ) Reparto di pochi soldati incaricato di missioni speciali e di sorpresa …   Enciclopedia di italiano


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