Meaning of troopie in English:


Pronunciation /ˈtruːpi/

nounplural noun troopies

informal South African
  • A soldier, especially one performing national service.

    • ‘the town serves as a camp for basic training for troopies’
    • ‘Brit soldiers were taught to load only 12 per mag, and SAS troopies told me they were disciplined for having a thirteenth round in a magazine.’
    • ‘He and his planeload of South African troopies were arrested on a tip-off from South Africa when they stopped to take on a load of weapons, on order from a foreign agent.’
    • ‘‘For the record, I was a ‘troopie’ at Paratus, a photojournalist with no rank at all until the last four months of my national service.’
    private soldier, common soldier