war story

war sto·ry
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wawr stawr-ee, stohr-ee]
    • /wɔr ˈstɔr i, ˈstoʊr i/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wawr stawr-ee, stohr-ee]
    • /wɔr ˈstɔr i, ˈstoʊr i/

Definitions of war story words

  • noun war story an account or anecdote concerning one's personal experiences, especially in military combat, during a war. 1
  • noun war story Informal. a story about hardships, ordeals, or adventures one has undergone. 1
  • noun war story Any narrative of an event, involving either military or civilian characters, in wartime. 0

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Origin of war story

First appearance:

before 1860
One of the 29% newest English words
First recorded in 1860-65

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war story 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 70% 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.

war story usage trend in Literature

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