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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [wawr hawrs]
    • /wɔr hɔrs/
    • /wɔː(r) hɔːs/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wawr hawrs]
    • /wɔr hɔrs/

Definitions of war-horse word

  • noun war-horse a horse used in war; charger. 1
  • noun war-horse Informal. a veteran, as a soldier or politician, of many struggles and conflicts. 1
  • noun war-horse a musical composition, play, etc., that has been seen, heard, or performed excessively. 1

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Origin of war-horse

First appearance:

before 1645
One of the 44% oldest English words
First recorded in 1645-55; war1 + horse

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Parts of speech for War-horse


war-horse popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 40% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 54% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

Synonyms for war-horse

adj war-horse

  • disciplined — having or exhibiting discipline; rigorous: paintings characterized by a disciplined technique.
  • qualified — having the qualities, accomplishments, etc., that fit a person for some function, office, or the like.

noun war-horse

  • geezer — an odd or eccentric man: the old geezer who sells shoelaces on the corner.
  • golden-ager — an elderly person, especially one who has retired.
  • gramps — grandfather.
  • warhorse — a horse used in war; charger.

adjective war-horse

  • catechized — Simple past tense and past participle of catechize.
  • quizzed — an informal test or examination of a student or class.

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