Definition of psy-war in English:



mass noun
  • Psychological warfare.

    • ‘Civic action is a euphemism for psy-war operations, propaganda and intelligence gathering.’
    • ‘Under the pioneering strategies of the CIA's Maj. Gen. Edward G. Lansdale, psy-war was a new spin to the old game of breaking the will of a target population.’
    • ‘The intent of this essay is to demonstrate that the War on Drugs was America's first great psy-war campaign perpetrated against its own people and that such abuse of power is likely to happen again.’