- Guerrilla is defined as a characteristic of making fighting or undercover actions.
An example of guerrilla business is to take non-traditional actions to achieve business goals.
- The definition of a guerrilla is an animal of the ape family, or a member of a rogue army, or a member of a small independent group of people fighting against a larger or more established group.
A man leading an army that is revolting against the government and trying to overthrow the government is an example of a guerrilla.
- Archaic warfare carried on by guerrillas
- any member of a small defensive force of irregular soldiers, usually volunteers, making surprise raids, esp. behind the lines of an invading enemy army
Origin of guerrillaSp, diminutive of guerra, war from French guerre or Italian guerra, both from Frankish an unverified form werra: see war
- of or by guerrillas
- characteristic of guerrillas; undercover, clandestine, etc. or radical, subversive, etc.
- Of or relating to guerrillas or their tactics.
- Using unconventional and usually inexpensive means to generate interest or raise concern among the public, as in commercial marketing or social activism.
Origin of guerrillaSpanish raiding party, guerrilla force diminutive of guerra war of Germanic origin ; see wers- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more guerrilla, superlative most guerrilla)
- (military) Relating to, using, or typical of guerrilla warfare, or its principles of small independent or non-official perpetrators.
- (marketing) Relating to, using, or typical of guerrilla marketing.
From Spanish guerrilla, diminutive of guerra (“war”), coined during the Peninsular war.