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war cry

noun
1.
a cry, word, phrase, etc., shouted in charging or in rallying to attack; battle cry.
2.
a slogan, phrase, or motto used to unite a political party, rally support for a cause, etc.
Origin
1740-1750
1740-50
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  • All the authorities attest their valor and the fearful effect of their war cry.
  • Inez died a few weeks later from leukemia but her words became the war cry of the suffrage movement.
  • Upon the visitor's refusal, the chief shot an arrow into a tree and gave a war cry.
British Dictionary definitions for war cry

war cry

noun
1.
a rallying cry used by combatants in battle
2.
a cry, slogan, etc, used to rally support for a cause
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