- Guerrilla is defined as a characteristic of a small, independent group of armed fighters or actions performed without authorization.
An example of guerrilla business practices is to take non-traditional actions to achieve business goals.
- The definition of a guerrilla is a member of a rogue army, or a group of people fighting against a larger or more established group.
A person in an armed group that is revolting against the establishment or 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.