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guerrilla

noun guer·ril·la \ gə-ˈri-lə , ge- , g(y)i- \
variants: or guerilla

Definition of guerrilla

:a person who engages in irregular warfare especially as a member of an independent unit carrying out harassment and sabotage (see sabotage 2)
  • Guerrillas controlled half the country.

Examples of guerrilla in a Sentence

  1. The guerrillas controlled half the country.

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Origin and Etymology of guerrilla

Spanish guerrilla, from diminutive of guerra war, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German werra strife — more at war


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guerrilla

adjective

Definition of guerrilla

:of, relating to, or suggestive of guerrillas especially in being aggressive, radical, or unconventional
  • guerrilla warfare

Origin and Etymology of guerrilla


GUERRILLA Defined for English Language Learners

guerrilla

noun

Definition of guerrilla for English Language Learners

  • : a member of a usually small group of soldiers who do not belong to a regular army and who fight in a war as an independent unit


GUERRILLA Defined for Kids

guerrilla

noun guer·ril·la
variants: or guerilla \gə-ˈri-lə\

Definition of guerrilla for Students

:a member of a group carrying on warfare but not part of a regular army


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