warpath

noun
war·​path | \ ˈwȯr-ˌpath How to pronounce warpath (audio) , -ˌpäth \

Definition of warpath

1 : the route taken by a party of American Indians going on a warlike expedition or to a war
2 : a hostile or combative course of action or frame of mind

Examples of warpath in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At that time, the Mongolian conqueror Genghis Khan was leading his army on a warpath across Asia. Robert Hackett, Fortune, "Jupiter and Saturn ‘great conjunction’ awes world. Here’s how to see it," 22 Dec. 2020 For the last six weeks, McConnell and many other Republicans stayed silent as Trump went on the warpath to overturn the election by lobbing unprecedented challenges against the nation’s voting system. Sarah Midkiff, refinery29.com, "Mitch McConnell Has Done The Right Thing For Once — Finally," 15 Dec. 2020 The notion that Judge Barrett, or for that matter the other Trump appointees to the Supreme Court, are on the warpath against the Affordable Care Act is laughable. Andrew C. Mccarthy, National Review, "The Democrats’ Frivolous Three-Pronged Attack on Judge Barrett," 29 Sep. 2020 Former Fed employees and economists are on the warpath because Shelton is not a member of their tribe and does not worship at their altar. Andrew Stuttaford, National Review, "The Capital Letter: Week of September 7," 11 Sep. 2020 Brockovich has been on the warpath fighting not only water contamination, but other problematic developments that impact vulnerable communities, like dangerous medical devices, for the past 24 years. Sam Gillette, PEOPLE.com, "Erin Brockovich Reveals How Her Dyslexia — and Doubters — Shaped Her Citizen Activism Career," 27 Aug. 2020 Dee should be on the warpath after she was suddenly blindsided and thrown into elimination. Sydney Bucksbaum, EW.com, "The Challenge: Total Madness recap: Where's Dee?," 18 June 2020 France and Britain have squabbled over quarantine rules, China is threatening Australia with punitive tariffs for demanding an investigation into the virus’s origins and the White House remains on the warpath about trade. The Economist, "Globalisation unwound Has covid-19 killed globalisation?," 14 May 2020 Even a revenge-minded Iran on the cyber warpath, working down its list of high-impact targets, hasn’t really managed to punch its way into the public consciousness. Greg Jefferson, ExpressNews.com, "Jefferson: Iran wants to hack our power grid. Can CPS Energy prevent it?," 10 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of warpath

1755, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Warpath.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/warpath. Accessed 1 Mar. 2021.

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