Meaning of fellow soldier in English:

fellow soldier

Pronunciation /ˌfɛləʊ ˈsəʊldʒə/


  • A person who fights under the same standard or labours for the same cause as another specified person; a companion-in-arms, a comrade. In early use frequently with reference to the activities of the Christian Church in apostolic times.

    Now perhaps less often apprehended as a fixed collocation.


Early 16th century; earliest use found in The New Testament. From fellow + soldier, originally after ancient Greek συστρατιώτης.