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Highly decorated troops rejected non-fighter repeatedly (6)


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'highly decorated' is the definition.
The answer and definition are different parts of speech. However, adjectives and past participle verbs occasionally mean the same thing.

'troops rejected non-fighter repeatedly' is the wordplay.
'troops' becomes 'or' (military abbreviation for other ranks).
'rejected' is a reversal indicator.
'non fighter' becomes 'co' (I can't justify this - if you can you should give a lot more credence to this answer).
'repeatedly' shows that letters should be duplicated.
'or' reversed gives 'ro'.
'co' duplicated is 'coco'.

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(Other definitions for rococo that I've seen before include "Grotesque" , "Ornate late baroque style" , "18th-century French style" , "Ornate style of decoration." , "Fanciful decoration" .)

I've seen this clue in The Telegraph.
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