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or prize fight

[prahyz-fahyt] /ˈpraɪzˌfaɪt/
a contest between boxers for a prize, a sum of money, etc.; a professional boxing match.
Origin of prizefight
First recorded in 1695-1705
Related forms
prizefighter, noun
prizefighting, noun Unabridged
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  • Biddle: The act of introducing a prizefight in a Sunday School.

    The Roycroft Dictionary Elbert Hubbard
  • He stunned himself with another of the monstrous points in his pet girl's honeymoon: 'A prizefight?'

  • Who could have guessed when she left my house she was on her way to a prizefight and a greengrocer's in Whitechapel.

British Dictionary definitions for prizefight


a boxing match for a prize or purse, esp one of the fights popular in the 18th and 19th centuries
Derived Forms
prizefighter, noun
prizefighting, noun
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