(n.) British origin. Developed in WWII. A special forces soldier that is employed to mainly operate behind enemy lines.
While this is the original role of a commando, the British Royal Marines are also commandos but are mainly used as a rapid reaction force for the British Armed Forces.
"For this high risk stealth operation, the armed forces will be sending the commandos in."
"He's a Royal Marines Commando, him, he'll beat the shite out of you and your old man."
October 22, 2009