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warrior

[wawr-ee-er, wawr-yer, wor-ee-er, wor-yer] /ˈwɔr i ər, ˈwɔr yər, ˈwɒr i ər, ˈwɒr yər/
noun
1.
a person engaged or experienced in warfare; soldier.
2.
a person who shows or has shown great vigor, courage, or aggressiveness, as in politics or athletics.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English werreieor < Old North French, equivalent to werrei(er) to war1 + -eor -or2
Related forms
warriorlike, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for warrior

Unknown Soldier

noun
1.
(in various countries) an unidentified soldier who has died in battle and for whom a tomb is established as a memorial to other unidentified dead of the nation's armed forces

warrior

/ˈwɒrɪə/
noun
1.
  1. a person engaged in, experienced in, or devoted to war
  2. (as modifier): a warrior nation
Word Origin
C13: from Old Northern French werreieor, from werrewar
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Word Origin and History for warrior
n.

c.1300, from Old North French werreieor (Old French guerreor) "a warrior, one who wages war," from werreier "wage war," from werre (see war (n.)).

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Slang definitions & phrases for warrior

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sunday soldier


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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