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



(also guerilla) adjective
BrE BrE//ɡəˈrɪlə//
; NAmE NAmE//ɡəˈrɪlə//
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[only before noun] organized in an informal way and without official permission or approval Guerrilla actors took to the streets in army fatigues to protest against the war. guerrilla marketing (= marketing that uses unusual methods in order to achieve the greatest effect for the smallest amount of money) guerrilla gardening (= growing plants on land that you do not own to make it more attractive) Word Originearly 19th cent. (introduced during the Peninsular War): from Spanish, diminutive of guerra ‘war’.
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