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 This is because Fifa is on the warpath to pierce the earnings bubble intermediaries have been receiving for some time and according to a report in The Athletic is poised to finally take significant action in doing so. Zak Garner-purkis, Forbes, 17 May 2022 Originally launched in 2016, Dead by Daylight functions as a multiplayer survival horror game, where select players take on the role of a violent killer who hunts four other players trying to survive the warpath. Joey Nolfi, EW.com, 15 Dec. 2021 For over a year, official China seems to have been on the warpath against its own tech industry. Anne Stevenson-yang, Forbes, 9 Dec. 2021 Marcia Fudge, head of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, is on the warpath about how appraisals for homes owned by Black people are lower than for similar homes owned by white people. Laura Johnston, cleveland, 24 Mar. 2022 From the looks of it, Ruth (Julia Garner) is on the warpath, Marty (Jason Bateman) is questioning his choices, and things are not looking good for the dangerously impulsive cartel capo Javier. Caroline Hallemann And Leena Kim, Town & Country, 29 Mar. 2022 Ruth, for one thing, is clearly now on the warpath with her shotgun, ready to hunt down Javi and avenge her cousin. Andy Meek, BGR, 23 Feb. 2022 Law enforcement is on a warpath and the militarization of the L.A.P.D. continues as police and politicians decide the only way to deal with this growing scourge is through force — and the creation of the new C.R.A.S.H. oregonlive, 23 Feb. 2022 Among the left-of-center, this puts Reed at odds with just about everyone, which means that there are few more interesting developments in intellectual politics than the news that Adolph Reed is on the warpath. Benjamin Wallace-wells, The New Yorker, 31 Jan. 2022 See More

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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 20 Aug. 2022.

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