battailous

adjective

bat·​tai·​lous ˈba-tə-ləs How to pronounce battailous (audio)
archaic
: ready for battle : warlike

Word History

Etymology

Middle English bataillous, from Anglo-French *bataillos, from bataille battle

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of battailous was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Battailous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/battailous. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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