Why is it called the Gulf War

Gulf War (German)

Part of speech: noun, (male)

Golf | war, Plural: Golf | wars
Pronunciation / Stress:
IPA: [ˈꞬɔlfˌkʀiːk]
Word meaning / definition:
1) military conflict in the Persian Gulf
a) in the years 1980–1988, between Iraq and Iran
b) in the years 1990/91, between Iraq on the one hand and Kuwait, the USA and other allies on the other
c) in 2003, between Iraq and the US with allies
Origin of the term:
Determinative compound from nouns golf and war
1a) First Gulf War, Iran-Iraq War, Iraq-Iran War
1b) Second Gulf War, First Iraq War
1c) Third Gulf War, Iraq War, Second Iraq War
General terms:
1) war
Application examples:
1) “After the second Gulf War 1991 UN Resolution 687 obliged Iraq to destroy its weapons of mass destruction. "
Word formations:
1) Gulf War Syndrome
Nominative: singular Gulf War; Plural Gulf Wars
Genitive: singular Gulf War; Plural Gulf Wars
Dative: singular Gulf War; Plural Golf wars
Accusative: singular Gulf War; Plural Gulf Wars


  • English: 1) Gulf was
  • French: 1) You were golf
  • Italian: 1) guerra del golfo
  • Spanish: 1) Guerra del Golfo

Practical example sentences

Automatically selected examples in German:

An adviser to Iranian President Hassan Ruhani has a link between the economic sanctions and a possible one Gulf War drawn.
cash.ch, June 21, 2019

The new US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper took part in the first Gulf War part and as a war veteran warns of a threat from China.
Epoch Times, July 26, 2019

But how did the custom come about? The answer to that lies in the second Gulf War in Iraq.
sueddeutsche.de, October 30, 2018

Russia is not another Gulf War interested, said Ruprecht Polenz from the German Society for Eastern European Customers in the Dlf.
dradio.de, May 15, 2019

That has, among other things, after Gulf War the USA and the wars against Yugoslavia and Iraq. But apparently she has already killed in the Federal Republic of Germany.
Sputnik Germany, December 10, 2018

Ex-Mayor of Tehran, active in Gulf War and opponent of President Rouhani: The newly elected President of the Iranian Parliament, Ghalibaf, is a political heavyweight.
tagesschau.de, May 28, 2020

Crude oil prices fell by around 30 percent in the morning. It's the biggest slump since Gulf War 1991. The price war between Saudi Arabia and Russia is believed to be the cause of the crash.
WDR.de, March 9, 2020

A US president in 'jungle' mode kills a 'walking violation of international law' with a drone attack - and almost solves a new one Gulf War out. Now the guns are silent for now, the only question is: for how long?
n-tv.de, January 14, 2020

From Gulf War until September 11th: The breaking news broadcaster CNN was always up close and thus shaped the television news with a new style. How it all began four decades ago.
digitalfernsehen.de, May 29, 2020

Flood disaster in 1962, Gulf War 1991, Corona pandemic 2021 - the traditional kale meal in the city of Oldenburg will only be canceled for the third time next year.
GMX, September 15, 2020

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Dictionary entries

Entries from our dictionary containing "Gulf War":

golf:… 1) Gulf of Mexico, Persian Gulf 2) Driving a Golf Derived words: 1) Gulf Stream, Gulf War, Gulf Crisis 2) VW Golf, Golf GTI Translations English: 1)…

Transporter: ... actually docks fully automatically with its optical sensors on the ISS. During the first Gulf War, the American vans thundered over my house. Derived words: ...

anti-american: Fröhder reported critically from Vietnam and the first Gulf War, and in general the ARD and its Middle East correspondent Jörg Armbruster were "left and anti-American

Gulf War Syndrome: ... origin of the term occurs in Gulf War soldiers: determinative compound, composed of Gulf War, joint element -s and syndrome Synonyms: 1) Balkan syndrome ...

Iraq war: a war in or about Iraq, in particular (Second Iraq War or Third Gulf War): Invasion of Iraq by the armed forces of the United States and others from 20

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