- (often initial capital letter) a member of a counterrevolutionary guerrilla group in Nicaragua.
Origin of contra2
Examples from the Web for contras
What was it Ronald Reagan called the Contras and the Afghan mujahedin?
Actually some of the Contras whom I knew were the moral equivalent of pathological killers.
His books include Securing the City, Summer of Deliverance, Expats, and With the Contras.The Hero Summit 2013 Speakers
September 10, 2013
Si, seores, he had indeed, until Colonel Dupin and the Contras arrived.
Seeing Ney, he supposed the Contras at no great distance, and a shot would bring them on his heels.
He had deserted the Contras to waylay the rich bullion convoy of which Rodrigo Galn had told him.
The guerrillas, repulsed by the Americans, fled upon the Contras, whereat the Americans swept them both back indiscriminately.
At Contras Henry of Navarre was reported as cut to pieces, yet his loss was less than 10 per cent.Chattanooga and Chickamauga
Henry V. Boynton
Word Origin and History for contras
mid-14c., from Latin contra (prep. and adv.) "against," originally "in comparison with," ablative singular feminine of *com-teros, from Old Latin com "with, together" (see com-) + -tr, zero degree of the comparative suffix -ter-.
1981, "anti-Sandinista Nicaraguan," short for Spanish contrarrevolucionario "counter-revolutionary."