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martinet

mar·ti·net

martinet

 
 
pronunciation:
mar tih net
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part of speech: noun
definition: a person who enforces very strict discipline, esp. in the military.
Our sergeant had been a martinet, and though we hated him at times, he taught us how to stay as safe as possible.
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derivation: martinetish (adj.)