war·​path ˈwȯr-ˌpath How to pronounce warpath (audio)
: the route taken by a party of American Indians going on a warlike expedition or to a war
: a hostile or combative course of action or frame of mind

Examples of warpath in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Nicki Minaj is on a warpath and Megan Thee Stallion is in her crosshairs. Shania Russell, EW.com, 29 Jan. 2024 Conservative groups went on the warpath against the network, claiming the movie was Soviet propaganda designed to undermine America’s nuclear deterrent (even though Hume’s script never identified who launched the strike against the U.S. or why). Benjamin Svetkey, The Hollywood Reporter, 4 Dec. 2023 This book includes: barging into a white-veil occasion, being big enough so no one can hit you, losing yourself in your warpath, fighting dragons and all the kingdom lights shining. USA TODAY, 7 July 2023 Naoki Sato’s subtle orchestral score is perfectly in tune with the film’s emotional undercurrents and leaps wonderfully to life when Big G goes on the warpath. Richard Kuipers, Variety, 22 Nov. 2023 Elon Musk has been on a seemingly permanent warpath against short sellers of Tesla shares. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, 31 May 2023 Not by taking it up with the service directly; the service had no obligation to give his personal wishes the time of day, although the DSP is not about to put its head in the sand when an important artist is publicly going on the anti-Spotify warpath. Chris Willman, Variety, 27 Jan. 2022 But this is not a warpath. Patrick Danner, San Antonio Express-News, 22 June 2021 Cohen on the warpath can be funnily vulgar about Trump, but he’s also grown self-righteous about it. Laura Kipnis, The Atlantic, 10 Nov. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1755, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of warpath was in 1755

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“Warpath.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/warpath. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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war·​path ˈwȯ(ə)r-ˌpath How to pronounce warpath (audio)
: the route taken by a group of American Indians on their way to fight the enemy
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