happy warrior


Definition of happy warrior

: one who is undaunted by difficulties : crusader the happy warrior who … was to fight for all the revolution had stood for— Van Wyck Brooks

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History and Etymology for happy warrior

so called from the use of the term in Character of the Happy Warrior (1807), poem by William Wordsworth †1850 English poet

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“Happy warrior.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/happy%20warrior. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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