Definition of warpath in English:

warpath

noun

in phrase on the warpath
  • Angry and ready or eager for confrontation.

    ‘he intends to go on the warpath with a national campaign to reverse the decision’
    • ‘The All India Confederation of Central and State Governments Class Four Employees is on the warpath.’
    • ‘Joe had been on the warpath the whole day, and it was obviously getting to the rest of the cast.’
    • ‘Unions representing pilots, attendants and machinists are still on the warpath.’
    • ‘Nevertheless, by the end of the week it was clear that Bush and his running-mate were back on the warpath.’
    • ‘A nation always on the warpath means a nation always under arms, a nation to which war is always coming home.’
    • ‘Still, the media giant is on the warpath to make its financial targets for the first year of its $103 billion merger.’
    • ‘My eternally humorless grouch of a nanny was on the warpath, intending to scrub me clean after a messy cops and robbers game gone horribly muddy.’
    • ‘United, however, are also on the warpath as they also bit the dust at the weekend, going down 1-0 to Silver Stars.’
    • ‘I wanted to pose burning a flag, naked, looking like an Amazon on the warpath.’
    • ‘Rosie O'Donnell is on the warpath, and she's taking revenge on a long list of Hollywood enemies!’
    • ‘Senator Byron Dorgan is on the warpath against these corporate cheats.’
    • ‘This is a clear indication that the terrorist thugs are on the warpath against the state.’
    • ‘The English teacher was walking purposefully towards Zack, her entire body posture screamed that she was on the warpath.’
    • ‘They scolded them all soundly for being so foolhardy as to ride around with so many enemies on the warpath.’
    • ‘Dairy processors were on the warpath, seeking to reclaim their share of stomach by giving consumers not only what they need, but also what they want.’
    • ‘Bollea is on the warpath, gaining fans everywhere for his hard work and ‘do anything’ hardcore attitude.’
    • ‘In the noble name of ‘federalism,’ the Supreme Court, under Chief Justice William Rehnquist, is on the warpath against the Congress.’
    • ‘Now we can't do anything during class or breaks, since Miss Richardson is on the warpath.’
    • ‘We also had, on the French side from Quebec, a certain trace of American Indian ancestry - so, if I go on the warpath once in a while, you'll understand why.’
    • ‘Secular extremists are on the warpath again and the location of this year's pogrom is Maplewood, New Jersey.’
    irate, annoyed, cross, vexed, irritated, exasperated, indignant, aggrieved, irked, piqued, displeased, provoked, galled, resentful
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Origin

With reference to American Indians heading toward a battle with an enemy.

Pronunciation:

warpath

/ˈwôrˌpaTH/