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war cry

noun

Simple Definition of war cry

  • : a shouted word or sound used by fighters in battle to give each other courage or to frighten their enemy

  • : a phrase or saying that is used to make people support an idea, a cause, etc.

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of war cry

  1. 1 :  a cry used by a body of fighters in war

  2. 2 :  a slogan used especially to rally people to a cause

1748

First Known Use of war cry

1748


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