Definition of bellicose adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈbelɪkəʊs//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbelɪkoʊs//
; BrE BrE//ˈbelɪkəʊz//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbelɪkoʊz//
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having or showing a desire to argue or fight synonym aggressive, warlike Word Origin late Middle English: from Latin bellicosus, from bellicus ‘warlike’, from bellum ‘war’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: bellicose