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



BrE BrE//ɪnˈsɜːdʒənt//
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈsɜːrdʒənt//
[usually plural] (formal) Conflict
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a person fighting against the government or armed forces of their own country synonym rebel an attack by armed insurgents See related entries: Conflict Word Originmid 18th cent.: via French from Latin insurgent- ‘arising’, from the verb insurgere, from in- ‘into, towards’ + surgere ‘to rise’.

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