Four Horsemen

plural noun

: war, famine, pestilence, and death personified as the four major plagues of humankind

Word History


from the apocalyptic vision in Revelation 6:2–8

First Known Use

1918, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Four Horsemen was in 1918

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“Four Horsemen.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Feb. 2023.

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