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guerrilla

1guerrilla

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

: 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

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

Variants of GUERRILLA

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

Examples of GUERRILLA

  1. The guerrillas controlled half the country.

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

Other Military Terms

bivouac, logistics, petard, salient, sally, supernumerary, tactical

2guerrilla

adjective

Definition of GUERRILLA

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

First Known Use of GUERRILLA

1811

Other Military Terms

bivouac, logistics, petard, salient, sally, supernumerary, tactical

Rhymes with GUERRILLA

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