Guerrilla meaning

gə-rĭlə
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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.

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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.

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A member of an irregular, usually indigenous military or paramilitary force operating in small bands in occupied territory to harass and undermine the enemy, as by surprise raids.
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Of or relating to guerrillas or their tactics.
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Using unconventional and usually inexpensive means to generate interest or raise concern among the public, as in commercial marketing or social activism.
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(archaic) Warfare carried on by guerrillas.
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Any member of a small defensive force of irregular soldiers, usually volunteers, making surprise raids, esp. behind the lines of an invading enemy army.
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Of or by guerrillas.
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Characteristic of guerrillas; undercover, clandestine, etc. or radical, subversive, etc.
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(now rare) A non-official war carried out by small independent groups; a guerrilla war.
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A soldier in a small independent group, fighting against the government or regular forces by surprise raids.
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(military) Relating to, using, or typical of guerrilla warfare, or its principles of small independent or non-official perpetrators.
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(marketing) Relating to, using, or typical of guerrilla marketing.
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Origin of guerrilla

  • Spanish raiding party, guerrilla force diminutive of guerra war of Germanic origin wers- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Spanish guerrilla, diminutive of guerra (“war”), coined during the Peninsular war.

    From Wiktionary