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Etymology

From Spanish guerrilla, diminutive of guerra (war).

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA: /gəˈɹɪlə/

Homophones

Noun

Singular
guerrilla

Plural
guerrillas

guerrilla (plural guerrillas)

  1. (now rare) A non-official war carried out by small independent groups; a guerrilla war.
  2. A soldier in a small independent group fighting against the government or regular forces by surprise raids.
  3. Used attributively to indicate a relation with guerrilla warfare, or its principles of small independent or non-official perpetrators.
    The company went for the youth market by launching a guerrilla advertising campaign.

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Spanish

Etymology

From guerra + -illa.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /geˈriʎa/

Noun

guerrilla f. (plural guerrillas)

Singular
guerrilla f.

Plural
guerrillas f.

  1. guerrilla war

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