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war hawk

n.
1. A member of the 12th US Congress (1811-1813) who advocated war with Great Britain.
2. One who advocates war; a hawk.
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war′ hawk`


n.
2. (caps.) any of the members of Congress who wanted war against Britain in the period leading up to the War of 1812.
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Noun1.war hawk - an advocate of an aggressive policy on foreign relations
militarist, warmonger - a person who advocates war or warlike policies
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