Meaning of commando
Pronunciation: (ku-man'dō, -män'-), [key]
— pl. -dos, -does.
- (in World War II)
- any of the specially trained Allied military units used for surprise, hit-and-run raids against Axis forces.
- a member of any of these units. Cf. ranger (def. 3).
- any military unit organized for operations similar to those of the commandos of World War II.
- a member of a military assault unit or team trained to operate quickly and aggressively in especially urgent, threatening situations, as against terrorists holding hostages.
- commando (Thesaurus)