Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “warhorse”

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.
(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

Translations of “warhorse”

Word of the Day

look on the bright side

to find good things in a bad situation

Word of the Day

The language of work

by Kate Woodford,
October 15, 2014
Most of us talk about our jobs. We tell our family and friends interesting or funny things that have happened in the workplace (=room where we do our job), we describe – and sometimes complain about – our bosses and colleagues and when we meet someone for the first time, we tell

Read More 

life tracking noun

October 20, 2014
the use of one or more devices or apps to monitor health, exercise, how time is spent, etc.

Read More