Do you know,” she says, “there is a belief that some of us Palestinian Christians have red hair because of our crusader blood.
Affleck, 41, is an interesting choice for the role of the Caped crusader, to say the least.
Not surprisingly, Perry is a crusader against abortion and same-sex marriage.
1706, respelling of croisade (1570s), from Middle French croisade (16c.), Spanish cruzada, both from Medieval Latin cruciata, past participle of cruciare "to mark with a cross," from Latin crux (genitive crucis) "cross." Other Middle English forms were croiserie, creiserie. Figurative sense of "campaign against a public evil" is from 1786.
1732, from crusade (n.). Related: Crusaded; crusading.