- the path or course taken by American Indians on a warlike expedition.
- on the warpath,
- seeking, preparing for, or engaged in war or aggressive pursuit.
- in a state of anger or indignation; hostile.
Origin of warpath
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Examples from the Web for warpath
The Oklahoma Kiowa have joined this warpath; the Yellowstone is their ancestral homeland.What It Takes to Kill a Grizzly Bear
November 23, 2014
The public criticism enraged Ramsey, who, according to one current employee, went on a “warpath” to expose the Twitter critics.Spies, Cash, and Fear: Inside Christian Money Guru Dave Ramsey’s Social Media Witch Hunt
Matthew Paul Turner
May 29, 2014
And Bishop, Colossus, Warpath, Blink, Sunspot, Quiksilver, Stryker and Havoc will all be there too.
In London to promote Walesa: Man of Hope, a new biopic, he was on the warpath.Lech Walesa: Obama Couldn’t Accomplish What I Did
October 25, 2013
Now, scores of stars, including the actress Sienna Miller and the interior designer Kelly Hoppen, are on the warpath.Inside the Shadowy World of Phone-Hacking
April 23, 2011
I couldn't be easy a minute, with old Hagar on the warpath the way she is.Good Indian
B. M. Bower
Through this section the Indian warpath into the heart of Kentucky passed.
They liked to follow the warpath rather than the hunting trails.Stories the Iroquois Tell Their Children
So the man on the warpath took as many horses as he pleased.
We've got to get warnin' to it that the Kiowas are on the warpath.Oh, You Tex!
William Macleod Raine
- the route taken by North American Indians on a warlike expedition
- on the warpath
- preparing to engage in battle
- informalin a state of anger
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Word Origin and History for warpath
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Idioms and Phrases with warpath
see on the warpath.
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