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[boo l-fahy-ter] /ˈbʊlˌfaɪ tər/
a person who participates in a bullfight, especially a matador.
Origin of bullfighter
First recorded in 1840-50; bull1 + fighter Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • He was big, broad-shouldered, fair-haired and as smooth-shaven as any bullfighter.

    The Wolf Cub Patrick Casey
  • Hence never would be waked in him the ambition to become a bullfighter.

    The Wolf Cub Patrick Casey
  • Down there before her the bullfighter was fighting a championship fight.

  • My words apply to him as much as they do to any bullfighter.

    The Wolf Cub Patrick Casey
  • Death was a very lengthy operation, during the progress of which the bull knocked down the bullfighter.

    Poor Folk in Spain Jan Gordon
  • Jacinto Quesada, he of the heart of fire and the great gusto, might become a bullfighter.

    The Wolf Cub Patrick Casey
  • The bullfighter turned around and took a good look at the lone American.

    The Wolf Cub Patrick Casey
  • The hidalgo doctor gave the bullfighter a hypodermic injection of morphia.

    The Wolf Cub Patrick Casey
  • Like a bullfighter's cape, only small and faded and torn—surely the least interesting and attractive of her treasures.

    The Little Spanish Dancer Madeline Brandeis
  • He wore shabby English clothes and a small English cap, and looked something like a bullfighter.

    Kit Musgrave's Luck Harold Bindloss

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