warrior

[ wawr-ee-er, wawr-yer, wor-ee-er, wor-yer ]
/ ˈwɔr i ər, ˈwɔr yər, ˈwɒr i ər, ˈwɒr yər /

noun

a person engaged or experienced in warfare; soldier.
a person who shows or has shown great vigor, courage, or aggressiveness, as in politics or athletics.

Origin of warrior

1250–1300; Middle English werreieor < Old North French, equivalent to werrei(er) to war1 + -eor -or2

Related forms

war·ri·or·like, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for warrior

warrior

/ (ˈwɒrɪə) /

noun

  1. a person engaged in, experienced in, or devoted to war
  2. (as modifier)a warrior nation

Word Origin for warrior

C13: from Old Northern French werreieor, from werre war
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