the use of hit-and-run tactics by small, mobile groups of irregular forces operating in territory controlled by a hostile, regular force.
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Origin of guerrilla warfare
First recorded in 1835–45
Words nearby guerrilla warfare
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Cultural definitions for guerrilla warfare
[ (guh-ril-uh) ]
Wars fought with hit-and-run tactics by small groups against an invader or against an established government. (See counterinsurgency.)
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