coun·​ter·​guer·​ril·​la ˌkau̇n-tər-gə-ˈri-lə How to pronounce counterguerrilla (audio)
variants or less commonly counterguerilla
: a guerrilla who is trained to thwart enemy guerrilla operations

Word History

First Known Use

1901, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of counterguerrilla was in 1901

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“Counterguerrilla.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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