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, 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, 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, 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 26 Jun. 2022.

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