warhorse definition, meaning - what is warhorse in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “warhorse”

See all translations

warhorse

noun uk   /ˈwɔː.hɔːs/  us   /ˈwɔːr.hɔːrs/

warhorse noun (PERSON)

[C] informal an old and experienced politician, soldier, or athlete, especially one who is still active: Manchester City's old warhorse, still fighting fit at 36, was sent off for fouling after half an hour.

warhorse noun (SHOW)

[C usually singular] often disapproving a piece of music, television show, play, or other performed piece of work that has often been performed or shown and is very famous: I don't understand why a ballet company can't perform fresh new material instead of just bringing out the same old warhorses year after year.
Translations of “warhorse”
in Chinese (Traditional) 人, 老謀深算的政客, 老兵…
in Chinese (Simplified) 人, 老谋深算的政客, 老兵…
(Definition of warhorse from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of warhorse?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Word of the Day

paradox

a situation or statement that seems impossible or is difficult to understand because it contains two opposite facts or characteristics

Word of the Day

What’s All The Commotion About? (Words to describe sounds)

by Kate Woodford,
May 20, 2015
​​​ In this post we look at a range of words and phrases that we use to describe noise and the absence of noise. Starting with complete quiet, we sometimes use the noun hush to describe silence: A hush fell over the room as the bride walked in./There was a deathly hush (=complete

Read More 

plyscraper noun

May 18, 2015
a skyscraper made mainly from wood The development of engineered timber could herald a new era of eco-friendly ‘plyscrapers’. Christchurch welcomed its first multistorey timber structure this year, there are plans for Vancouver, and the talk is China could follow

Read More