n. pl. com·man·dosor com·man·doesIdiom:
a. A soldier with special training for quick destructive raids against enemy-held areas.
b. A small fighting force consisting of such soldiers.
a. An organized force of Boer troops in South Africa.
b. A raid made by such a force.
go commando Slang
To wear clothing without wearing undergarments, especially underpants.
[Originally Boer raiding party, raid carried out by such a party, from Afrikaans kommando, armed force of Boer fighters, from Dutch commando, unit of troops, from Spanish comando, command, military authority, from comandar, to command, from Late Latin commandāre; see COMMAND.]
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