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Military brat

Posted by Victoria S Dennis on January 21, 2006

In Reply to: Military brat posted by ESC on January 21, 2006

: : what is the originality of the phrase "military brat" (or any variation with the branch of the military such as "army brat")? and when it came into use? thanks

: When did the military first allow a soldier's family to accompany him (and now her) to his posting? That would be a clue to the first use of the term.
In the British military, since the 18th century at least.