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warpath

[wawr-path, -pahth]
noun, plural warpaths [wawr-pathz, -pahthz, -paths, -pahths] .
1.
the path or course taken by American Indians on a warlike expedition.
Idioms
2.
on the warpath,
a.
seeking, preparing for, or engaged in war or aggressive pursuit.
b.
in a state of anger or indignation; hostile.

Origin:
1745–55, Americanism; war1 + path

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warpath (ˈwɔːˌpɑːθ)
 
n
1.  the route taken by North American Indians on a warlike expedition
2.  on the warpath
 a.  preparing to engage in battle
 b.  informal in a state of anger

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