- warriour (obsolete)
From Middle English werreour, from Anglo-Norman guerreier, Old French guerroiier (“fighter, combattant”), from Late Latin guerra (“war”), from Frankish *werra (“riot, disturbance, quarrel”), from Proto-Germanic *werzō, *werzá- (“confusion, disarray”), from Proto-Indo-European *wers- (“to mix up, confuse, beat, thresh”). Replaced Old English wiga.
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈwɔɹiɚ/, /ˈwɔɹjɚ/
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈwɒɹɪə/
- (NYC) IPA(key): /ˈwɑɹiə(ɹ)/, /ˈwɑɹjə(ɹ)/
- Hyphenation: war‧ri‧or
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- Rhymes: -ɒɹiə(ɹ)
warrior (plural warriors)
- A person who is actively engaged in battle, conflict or warfare; a soldier or combatant.
- 1879, R[ichard] J[efferies], chapter II, in The Amateur Poacher, London: Smith, Elder, & Co., […], OCLC 752825175, page 071:
- 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.
- (figuratively) A person who is aggressively, courageously, or energetically involved in an activity, such as athletics.
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