Definition of belligerent noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

belligerent

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//bəˈlɪdʒərənt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//bəˈlɪdʒərənt//
 
 
jump to other results
(formal) a country or group that is fighting a war Word Origin late 16th cent.: from Latin belligerant- ‘waging war’, from the verb belligerare, from bellum ‘war’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: belligerent

Other results

All matches