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war story

  1. an account or anecdote concerning one's personal experiences, especially in military combat, during a war.
  2. Informal. a story about hardships, ordeals, or adventures one has undergone.
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Origin of war story

First recorded in 1860–65
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for war story

Historical Examples

  • This is not a war-story, but the tale of the making of a man.

    Sergeant York And His People

    Sam Cowan