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[wawr-ee-er, wawr-yer, wor-ee-er, wor-yer] /ˈwɔr i ər, ˈwɔr yər, ˈwɒr i ər, ˈwɒr yər/
a person engaged or experienced in warfare; soldier.
a person who shows or has shown great vigor, courage, or aggressiveness, as in politics or athletics.
Origin of warrior
1250-1300; Middle English werreieor < Old North French, equivalent to werrei(er) to war1 + -eor -or2
Related forms
warriorlike, adjective Unabridged
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  • Nor had I ever before seen a soldier who seemed to my boyish eyes so like what a warrior should be.

    In the Valley Harold Frederic
  • Just then a warrior forced his way into the exasperated crowd.

    The Last of the Mohicans James Fenimore Cooper
  • The sight of a coward's blood can never make a warrior tremble.

    The Last of the Mohicans James Fenimore Cooper
  • Not so; a warrior known to the Yengeese, and feared by the Maquas.

    The Last of the Mohicans James Fenimore Cooper
  • The Manitou had need of such a warrior, and He has called him away.

    The Last of the Mohicans James Fenimore Cooper
British Dictionary definitions for warrior


  1. a person engaged in, experienced in, or devoted to war
  2. (as modifier): a warrior nation
Word Origin
C13: from Old Northern French werreieor, from werrewar
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Word Origin and History for warrior

c.1300, from Old North French werreieor (Old French guerreor) "a warrior, one who wages war," from werreier "wage war," from werre (see war (n.)).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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