war cry

noun

Definition of war cry

1 : a cry used by a body of fighters in war
2 : a slogan used especially to rally people to a cause

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First Known Use of war cry

1748


WAR CRY Defined for English Language Learners

war cry

noun

Definition of war cry for English Language Learners

  • : a shouted word or sound used by fighters in battle to give each other courage or to frighten their enemy

  • : a phrase or saying that is used to make people support an idea, a cause, etc.


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