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war story

noun

Simple Definition of war story

  • : a story of a personal experience that usually involves danger, struggle, or adventure

Full Definition of war story

  1. :  a story of a memorable personal experience typically involving an element of danger, hardship, or adventure <politicians swapping war stories from past campaigns>

Examples of war story

  1. He liked to tell war stories from his life as a sea captain.

  2. We exchanged war stories about our time as interns at the same company.



1839

First Known Use of war story

1839


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