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warrior

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From Middle English werreour, from Anglo-Norman *warrier Old French guerreier (fighter, combattant), from Late Latin guerra (war)

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warrior (plural warriors)

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  1. A person who is actively engaged in battle, conflict or warfare; a soldier or combatant.
    • 1879, Richard Jefferies, The Amateur Poacher, chapterII:
      Orion hit a rabbit once; but though sore wounded it got to the bury, and, struggling in, the arrow caught the side of the hole and was drawn out. []. Ikey the blacksmith had forged us a spearhead after a sketch from a picture of a Greek warrior; and a rake-handle served as a shaft.
  2. (figuratively) A person who is aggressively, courageously, or energetically involved in an activity, such as athletics.

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  • warrior” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).
  • warrior at OneLook Dictionary Search