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guerrilla

noun guer·ril·la \gə-ˈri-lə, ge-, g(y)i-\

Simple Definition of guerrilla

  • : a member of a usually small group of soldiers who do not belong to a regular army and who fight in a war as an independent unit

Full Definition of guerrilla

  1. :  a person who engages in irregular warfare especially as a member of an independent unit carrying out harassment and sabotage

Examples of guerrilla

  1. The guerrillas controlled half the country.



Variants of guerrilla

or gue·ril·la play \gə-ˈri-lə, ge-, g(y)i-\

Origin of guerrilla

Spanish guerrilla, from diminutive of guerra war, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German werra strife — more at war


First Known Use: 1809


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guerrilla

adjective guer·ril·la

Definition of guerrilla

  1. :  of, relating to, or suggestive of guerrillas especially in being aggressive, radical, or unconventional



1811

First Known Use of guerrilla

1811



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