Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “Dunkirk spirit”

Dunkirk spirit

noun [S or U]   UK
willingness by a group of people who are in a bad situation to all help each other: There was a Dunkirk spirit in the village during the floods.Helping and co-operating
(Definition of Dunkirk spirit noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of Dunkirk spirit

Translations of “Dunkirk spirit”

Word of the Day

warm-up

something that you do to prepare yourself for an activity, especially gentle exercises before a physical activity

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More