Origin of insurgent
Examples from the Web for insurgent
When one major operation, dubbed Arrowhead Ripper, concluded in mid-August, most insurgent activity in the area had ceased.
The U.S. hackers sent fake text messages to insurgent fighters and roadside bombers.
Eventually, Wurmser said, Sunni insurgent groups did gain access to the shells in 2005.Insiders Blame Rove for Covering Up Iraq’s Real WMD|Eli Lake|October 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There are too many opportunities for friendly fire, for civilian casualties, for insurgent ambushes.Whatever You Do Someone Will Die. A Short Story About Impossible Choices in Iraq|Nathan Bradley Bethea|August 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Is ISIS the only U.S. enemy or will we also target other Sunni insurgent groups?Even Former Commandos Call Iraq ‘an Impossible Mission’|Jacob Siegel|June 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It was, moreover, from its vicinity to the frontiers of France; a most important acquisition to the insurgent party.The Rise of the Dutch Republic, Volume II.(of III) 1566-74|John Lothrop Motley
Such semblance of discipline as had previously existed among the Insurgent soldiers rapidly disappeared.The Philippines: Past and Present (Volume 1 of 2)|Dean Conant Worcester
The troops deployed right and left, and soon the insurgent mass was closely surrounded in every direction and every outlet closed.Caesar's Column|Ignatius Donnelly
So he ordered that all persons suspected of contraband traffic with insurgent organizations should be arrested and sent to Manila.The Spell of the Hawaiian Islands and the Philippines|Isabel Anderson
The first element of success is the destruction beforehand of all insurgent or insurrection element.Industrial Cuba|Robert P. Porter
British Dictionary definitions for insurgent
Word Origin for insurgent
Word Origin and History for insurgent
"one who rises in revolt," 1765, from Latin insurgentem (nominative insurgens), present participle of insurgere "rise up, rise against, revolt," from in- "against," or perhaps merely intensive, + surgere "to rise" (see surge). An obsolete verb insurge "to rise in opposition or insurrection" is attested from 1530s.