guerrilla

guerrilla
is the recommended spelling in English for the word meaning ‘a member of an independent fighting force’, not the common variant guerilla. It is pronounced -ril, like gorilla (the animal).

Modern English usage. 2014.

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  • Guerrilla Oi! — Datos generales Origen Madrid Estado En activo Información artística Género(s …   Wikipedia Español

  • Guerrilla — Guer*ril la, n. [Sp., lit., a little war, skirmish, dim. of guerra war, fr. OHG. werra discord, strife. See {War}.] 1. An irregular mode of carrying on war, by the constant attacks of independent bands, adopted in the north of Spain during the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Guerrilla — Guer*ril la, a. Pertaining to, or engaged in, warfare carried on irregularly and by independent bands; as, a guerrilla party; guerrilla warfare. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • guerrilla — (n.) fighter in an irregular, independent armed force, 1809, from Sp. guerrilla body of skirmishers, skirmishing warfare, lit. little war, dim. of guerra war, from a Germanic source (Cf. O.H.G. werra strife, conflict, war; see WAR (Cf. war)).… …   Etymology dictionary

  • guerrilla — sustantivo femenino 1. Grupo armado que se sirve del conocimiento del terreno para atacar por sorpresa al enemigo: El ejército regular no consigue acabar con la guerrilla. 2. (no contable) Forma de guerra llevada a cabo por estos grupos. 3.… …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • guerrilla — (Del dim. de guerra). 1. f. escaramuza (ǁ pelea de poca importancia). 2. Partida de tropa ligera, que hace las descubiertas y rompe las primeras escaramuzas. 3. Partida de paisanos, por lo común no muy numerosa, que al mando de un jefe particular …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • guerrilla — [n] bushfighter commando, freedom fighter, irregular, mercenary, professional soldier, resistance fighter, soldier of fortune, terrorist, underground fighter; concept 358 …   New thesaurus

  • guerrilla — (also guerilla) ► NOUN ▪ a member of a small independent group fighting against the government or regular forces. ORIGIN Spanish, little war …   English terms dictionary

  • guerrilla — [gə ril′ə] n. [Sp, dim. of guerra, war < Fr guerre or It guerra, both < Frank * werra: see WAR1] 1. Archaic warfare carried on by guerrillas 2. any member of a small defensive force of irregular soldiers, usually volunteers, making surprise …   English World dictionary

  • guerrilla — guerrillaism, n. /geuh ril euh/, n. 1. a member of a band of irregular soldiers that uses guerrilla warfare, harassing the enemy by surprise raids, sabotaging communication and supply lines, etc. adj. 2. pertaining to such fighters or their… …   Universalium

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