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catfight

[kat-fahyt] /ˈkætˌfaɪt/
noun
1.
a dispute carried out with intense hostility and bitterness.
Origin of catfight
cat1 + fight
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  • "Goodness, sounds like a cat fight," chuckled Grace, but Mollie unceremoniously shook her into attention.

  • This trial will degenerate into nothing but a cat fight if we are not careful.

    Tutt and Mr. Tutt Arthur Train
  • However that may be, there was a cat fight on the hatch, Jo and Tom grappling with each other and struggling over and over.

  • Of course it's not quite as distinct as a real dog and cat fight.

    Cupology Clara
British Dictionary definitions for cat fight

catfight

/ˈkætˌfaɪt/
noun
1.
(informal) a fight between two women
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Slang definitions & phrases for cat fight

cat fight

noun phrase

A particularly noisy and vicious struggle or squabble: to judge from the cat fight that erupted among members of the advisory council (1970s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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