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jarhead

slang A member of the United States Marine Corps. Primarily heard in US. The bar was filled with zoomies and jarheads off duty for the long weekend. My father was a jarhead, as was his father, and his father before him, so it was in my blood to become one as well.

jarhead

n. a U.S. Marine. (Attributed to the shape of a cap and to the haircut.) Do you want to spend a few years as a gravel-pounder or a jarhead? You get free clothes with both jobs.
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George Loring, a JarHeads member who lives in Hingham, Massachusetts, and was a few hundred yards from the crash, said Zhukovskyy has "got to live with it for the rest of his life."
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