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Jun 27, 2019
This week’s theme
Words originating in horses

This week’s words
hippodrome
horse race
chivalry
warhorse
wrangler

warhorse
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warhorse

PRONUNCIATION:
(WAR-hors)

MEANING:
noun:
1. A horse used in war. Also known as a charger.
2. An experienced, dependable person, thing, etc., one who has gone through many contests, battles, struggles, etc.
3. Something, such as a play, a piece of music, etc., that has been performed often to become hackneyed.

ETYMOLOGY:
From war, from Old English (werre) + horse, from hors. Earliest documented use: 1586.

USAGE:
“Ageless warhorse Petero Civoniceva says ending his highly decorated rugby league career back in Brisbane Broncos’ colours would be a fairytale finish.”
Wayne Heming; Petero Hasn’t Ruled Out Broncos Farewell; Brisbane Times (Australia); Oct 16, 2009.

See more usage examples of warhorse in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
The idealists and visionaries, foolish enough to throw caution to the winds and express their ardor and faith in some supreme deed, have advanced mankind and have enriched the world. -Emma Goldman, social activist (27 Jun 1869-1940)

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