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See also: Warrior
- warriour (obsolete)
From Middle English werreour, from Anglo-Norman guerreier, Old French guerroiier (“fighter, combattant”), from Medieval Latin werra, from Frankish *werru (“confusion; quarrel”), from Proto-Indo-European *wers- (“to mix up, confuse, beat, thresh”). Displaced native Old English cempa.
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈwɔɹiɚ/, /ˈwɔɹjɚ/
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈwɒɹɪə/
- (NYC) IPA(key): /ˈwɑɹiə(ɹ)/, /ˈwɑɹjə(ɹ)/
- Hyphenation: war‧ri‧or
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- Rhymes: -ɒɹiə(ɹ)
warrior (plural warriors)
- A person who is actively engaged in battle, conflict or warfare; a soldier or combatant.
- 1879, R[ichard] J[efferies], chapter II, in The Amateur Poacher, London: Smith, Elder, & Co., […], →OCLC:
- Orion hit a rabbit once; but though sore wounded it got to the bury, and, struggling in, the arrow caught the side of the hole and was drawn out. […]. Ikey the blacksmith had forged us a spearhead after a sketch from a picture of a Greek warrior; and a rake-handle served as a shaft.
- (figuratively) A person who is aggressively, courageously, or energetically involved in an activity, such as athletics.
person actively engaged in battle, conflict or warfare
person aggressively, courageously, or energetically involved in an activity
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- Douglas Harper (2001–2023), “warrior”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.
- warrior at OneLook Dictionary Search
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