Definition of warpath in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈwôrˌpaTH/


(in phrase on the warpath)
Angry and ready or eager for confrontation: he intends to go on the warpath with a national campaign to reverse the decision
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  • My eternally humorless grouch of a nanny was on the warpath, intending to scrub me clean after a messy cops and robbers game gone horribly muddy.
  • We also had, on the French side from Quebec, a certain trace of American Indian ancestry - so, if I go on the warpath once in a while, you'll understand why.
  • In the noble name of ‘federalism,’ the Supreme Court, under Chief Justice William Rehnquist, is on the warpath against the Congress.


With reference to American Indians heading toward a battle with an enemy.

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Syllabification: war·path

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