Part of speech: noun

A light- armed French infantry man, wearing an Oriental uniform.

Part of speech: noun

A member of one of certain volunteer regiments that assumed the name and characteristic uniform.

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Usage examples "zouave":

  1. Further on we come to the musical pines, which Dalcour the miner visits every night, lantern in hand, to catch sparrows, Dalcour, the formidable Zouave, whom no one can persuade not to carry about his stiff leg and the gaping wound in his bandaged skull in the rain. - "The New Book Of Martyrs", Georges Duhamel.
  2. But the boy in his zouave uniform was beside himself with excitement and pride, and he embraced her, laughing, and then began to walk up and down the room gesticulating. - "Ailsa Paige", Robert W. Chambers.
  3. He looked rather odd there in his zouave jacket, red trousers, white- gaitered legs hanging. - "Ailsa Paige", Robert W. Chambers.