battle cry

noun

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Recent Examples on the Web Social distancing became the global battle cry of the fight against coronavirus. Láolú Senbanjo, Quartz Africa, "African countries need to challenge the idea of a homogenous approach to Covid-19," 16 May 2020 As restaurants all over Texas have been forced to close dining rooms and move to to-go and delivery services, restaurateurs and passionate foodies have issued a battle cry: Eat local! Sarah Blaskovich, Dallas News, "Ordering delivery? How companies like Grubhub, Uber Eats take a bite out of Dallas restaurants’ profits," 19 Mar. 2020 The Bono defense is a frequent national battle cry in Ireland, deployed to drown out awkward questions about the tax arrangements of Big Tech. Washington Post, "Ireland’s ‘Bono’ Tax Defense Is a Tired Old Tune," 30 Sep. 2019 That phrase has become a battle cry for Hindu nationalists. New York Times, "Behind Campus Attack in India, Some See a Far-Right Agenda," 10 Jan. 2020 The mariachi power ballad, along with a banda version, is a female battle cry directed at the singer’s core Latina listeners, who stood by Rivera through the triumphs of her career and the tragedy of her death at age 43 in December 2012. Justino Aguila, Los Angeles Times, "How a posthumous Jenni Rivera song of female empowerment resonates in this political moment," 13 Mar. 2020 The pro-government demonstrators, responding to the battle cries of Moon’s ruling Minjoo party and the president’s unwavering support for Cho, see the ongoing investigation into Cho’s family as an attack on the liberal Moon administration. Washington Post, "Gov’t supporters rally in Seoul over beleaguered minister," 5 Oct. 2019 The blending of thousands of voices to become one large battle cry can bring together an entire stadium of people in a wonderful shared experience. Advertorial, Orange County Register, "Luxury Suite Rental Company Makes “Suite Dreams” Come True," 6 Jan. 2019 The pro-government demonstrators, responding to the battle cries of Moon’s ruling Minjoo party and the president’s unwavering support for Cho, see the ongoing investigation on Cho’s family as an attack on the liberal Moon administration. Kim Tong-hyung, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Pro-government supporters rally in Seoul over minister," 5 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of battle cry

1814, in the meaning defined above

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“Battle cry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/battle%20cry. Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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battle cry

noun

English Language Learners Definition of battle cry

: a word, phrase, or sound that is shouted by soldiers in a battle
: a phrase or saying that is used to make people support an idea, a cause, etc.

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