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warpath

[ wawr-path, -pahth ]
/ ˈwɔrˌpæθ, -ˌpɑθ /
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noun, plural war·paths [wawr-pathz, -pahthz, -paths, -pahths]. /ˈwɔrˌpæðz, -ˌpɑðz, -ˌpæθs, -ˌpɑθs/.

the path or course taken by American Indians on a warlike expedition.

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Idioms for warpath

    on the warpath,
    1. seeking, preparing for, or engaged in war or aggressive pursuit.
    2. in a state of anger or indignation; hostile.

Origin of warpath

An Americanism dating back to 1745–55; war1 + path
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British Dictionary definitions for warpath

warpath
/ (ˈwɔːˌpɑːθ) /

noun

the route taken by North American Indians on a warlike expedition
on the warpath
  1. preparing to engage in battle
  2. informal in a state of anger
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Idioms and Phrases with warpath

warpath

see on the warpath.

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