warpath

noun
war·path | \ˈwȯr-ˌpath, -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

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Tonight: Avoid someone who is clearly on the warpath. BostonGlobe.com, "Horoscope," 7 July 2018 Heidi Gutman/Bravo/ via Getty Images ICE is on a serious warpath, and even reality stars aren’t safe. refinery29.com, "ICE Are Allegedly Coming For This RHONJ Husband," 24 June 2018 The youngest, boldest, most talented son of Roger on the warpath with all of college baseball, from Aggies to Hoosiers to Golden Eagles. Nick Moyle, San Antonio Express-News, "Kody Clemens’ antics are good for Texas, great for the CWS," 13 June 2018 In the six weeks since dual reports revealed Cambridge Analytica scraped data from more than 80 million Facebook users to serve them ads for Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, the data-analytics company has been on the warpath. Maya Kosoff, The Hive, "The Company That Made Mark Zuckerberg’s Life Hell Is Shutting Down," 2 May 2018 Hambo Hullabaloo: What The Hill's first place to last place demotion in the Hambletonian has Miller and colt's owners on the warpath. Dennis Manoloff, cleveland.com, "Kentucky Derby 2018: Post positions for Triple Crown race at Churchill Downs," 1 May 2018 Politicians, users and Wall Street are on the warpath. Bloomberg.com, "Zuckerberg Testifies Before Senate Panel," 10 Apr. 2018 Cheddar was also the recipient of the previous leaks that appear to have put Snap management on the warpath. David Z. Morris, Fortune, "Leaked Snap Memo Says Employees Could Go to Jail If They . . . Leak Memos," 8 Jan. 2018 Spurs striker Harry Kane is on the warpath again, having sensed that his top-scoring achievements are under threat. SI.com, "Spurs Star Harry Kane Takes Over Twitter After Breaking Premier League Record," 26 Dec. 2017

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1755, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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