freedom fighter


Definition of freedom fighter

: a person who takes part in a resistance movement against an oppressive political or social establishment

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Recent Examples on the Web Unlike his predecessors — one a freedom fighter and international icon and the other widely seen as a dry technocrat — Zuma relies on appeal resembling that of former President Donald Trump in the U.S., Bohler-Muller said. NBC News, 2 Aug. 2021 His latest offering, however, is a rather dark one - a biopic on an Indian freedom fighter whose life has not been documented enough. Sweta Kaushal, Forbes, 16 Oct. 2021 The Oregon Museum of Science & Industry in partnership with The Royal House of Mandela will host a new global exhibition that examines the legacy of the world-famous freedom fighter. oregonlive, 6 Oct. 2021 One of Marlon’s grandfathers, Emiliano, was a freedom fighter. Richard Brody, The New Yorker, 5 Aug. 2021 Outrage over the jailing of Zuma — a former anti-apartheid freedom fighter — could be triggered again as the corruption inquiry and separate charges against him related to a 1990s arms deal move forward in the courts. NBC News, 16 July 2021 Located at the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center in Skokie, the exhibit traces the history of apartheid in South Africa and focuses on freedom fighter Nelson Mandela. Joan Rusek, cleveland, 5 July 2021 As terrifying as having a body can be, Laing focuses on people who dared to dream of a more inclusive world, such as Nina Simone, who became a freedom fighter through her music. Washington Post, 7 May 2021 Mandela's path toward revolutionary freedom fighter began in his youth. Amy Schwabe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 28 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of freedom fighter

1910, in the meaning defined above

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: a person who is part of an organized group fighting against a cruel and unfair government or system

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