walking wounded

casualties, as of a military conflict, who are wounded but ambulatory.
Informal. persons who have been damaged or defeated psychologically or emotionally by their experiences in life.


Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To walking wounded
Explore Dictionary.com
Previous Definition: walking with
Next Definition: walking-around money
Words Near: walking wounded
More from Thesaurus.com
Synonyms and Antonyms for walking wounded
More from Reference.com
Search for articles containing walking wounded
More from Dictionary.com Translator
Dictionary.com Word FAQs

Dictionary.com presents 366 FAQs, incorporating some of the frequently asked questions from the past with newer queries.

Example sentences
As a bonus, the centre can also provide walking wounded and phone calls from distressed relatives.
Each one can carry two patients on litters and several walking wounded.
Later, charter buses were brought in to transfer the walking wounded to area hospitals.
Fifteen to twenty patients will be transported to local hospitals and there will be some walking wounded also.
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature