cold warrior


: one that supports or is engaged in a cold war

Examples of cold warrior in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Not with his heritage as a cold warrior. David M. Shribman, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 25 Mar. 2021 Serving as premier from 1979 to 1990, when she was forced to resign by her own government, Thatcher was a strident cold warrior and a supporter of free markets, and especially close to President Ronald Reagan. Patrick Smith, NBC News, 6 Sep. 2022 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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Word History

First Known Use

1949, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cold warrior was in 1949

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“Cold warrior.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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