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war·path

 (wôr′păth′, -päth′)
n.
1. A course that leads to warfare or battle.
2. A hostile course or mood: The boss is on the warpath today.

warpath

(ˈwɔːˌpɑːθ)
n
1. (Anthropology & Ethnology) the route taken by North American Indians on a warlike expedition
2. (Historical Terms) the route taken by North American Indians on a warlike expedition
3. (Anthropology & Ethnology) preparing to engage in battle
4. (Military) preparing to engage in battle
5. informal in a state of anger

war•path

(ˈwɔrˌpæθ, -ˌpɑθ)

n., pl. -paths (-ˌpæðz, -ˌpɑðz, -ˌpæθs, -ˌpɑθs)
the path or course taken by American Indians on a warlike expedition.
Idioms:
on the warpath,
a. ready for or engaged in fighting.
b. extremely hostile.
[1745–55, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.warpath - hostile or belligerent moodwarpath - hostile or belligerent mood; "the chief is on the warpath today"
belligerence, belligerency - hostile or warlike attitude or nature
2.warpath - a course leading to warfare or battle
path, way of life, way - a course of conduct; "the path of virtue"; "we went our separate ways"; "our paths in life led us apart"; "genius usually follows a revolutionary path"
Translations

warpath

[ˈwɔːpɑːθ] N to be on the warpath (lit) → estar en pie de guerra (fig) → estar dispuesto a armar un lío

warpath

[ˈwɔːrpɑːθ] n
to be on the warpath → être sur le sentier de la guerre

warpath

[ˈwɔːˌpɑːθ] n to be on the warpath (fig) → essere sul sentiero di guerra
References in classic literature ?
Navy, 1839; The Pathfinder, or the Inland Sea, 1840; Mercedes of Castile, 1841; The Deerslayer, or the First Warpath, 1841; The Two Admirals, 1842; The Wing-and-Wing (Jack o Lantern), 1842; The Battle of Lake Erie, or Answers to Messrs.
No -- better still, he would join the Indians, and hunt buffaloes and go on the warpath in the mountain ranges and the trackless great plains of the Far West, and away in the future come back a great chief, bristling with feathers, hideous with paint, and prance into Sunday- school, some drowsy summer morning, with a blood- curdling war-whoop, and sear the eyeballs of all his companions with unappeasable envy.
Every Elliott and Crawford and MacAllister is on the warpath, loaded for bear.
Yep, she was on the warpath all day after I mentioned it.
His nation would not go on the warpath, because they did not think it well, but their friends have remembered where they lived.
The Tharks paid him not the slightest attention; they were not out upon the warpath, and the only sign that I had that they had seen him was a quickening of the pace of the caravan as we hastened toward the bordering desert which marked our entrance into the realm of Tal Hajus.
I am in elegant France now, and not scurrying through the great South Pass and the Wind River Mountains, among antelopes and buffaloes and painted Indians on the warpath.
Marija goes on the warpath straight off, without even the preliminary of a good cursing, and when she is pulled off it is with the coat collars of two villains in her hands.
Prescott on the Warpath On The Warpath looks a colt who could have quite a big future after overcoming a penalty with something to spare in the 7f novice event, and history suggests his future might lie in foreign climes.
The implications of Brexit could devastate the economy, Islamist extremists are on the warpath, thousands of buildings across the country are clad in kindling, Kim Jong-un and Trump may well nuke us all.
The Lady Chiefs' lone loss came at the hands of San Sebastian but after that initial setback, they went on a warpath and won seven straight.
IT'S interesting to note the great and good of Moseley are on the warpath because Boston Tea Party, Costa Coffee and Pizza Express have been given the green light to set up shop in their precious 'village'.