cold warrior


Definition of cold warrior

: one that supports or is engaged in a cold war

Examples of cold warrior in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And this first encounter of a lifelong cold warrior and a vigorous business like Russian drew the world's attention. Fox News, "Peter Navarro on Trump's trade talks at the G7 summit," 10 June 2018 But the right, once rife with cold warriors, complained about the move (on Twitter), since the #TwitterLockout appeared to mostly affect the accounts of conservatives. Alexander Nazaryan, Newsweek, "Is Silicon Valley Silencing Conservatives on Social Media?," 15 Mar. 2018 In 1972, when China was desperately poor and largely insular, President Richard Nixon, a staunch cold warrior, traveled to Beijing for historic meetings with Mao Zedong, the father of the Communist revolution there. Bill Powell, Newsweek, "War With North Korea: Will Trump Make a Deal With China to Save the World?," 16 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of cold warrior

1949, in the meaning defined above

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“Cold warrior.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Apr. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of cold warrior

: a person who supported or participated in the Cold War between the U.S. and the U.S.S.R.

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