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bullfight

[ bool-fahyt ]
/ ˈbʊlˌfaɪt /
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noun

a traditional Spanish, Portuguese, or Latin American spectacle in which a bull is fought by a matador, assisted by banderilleros and picadors, in a prescribed way in an arena and is usually killed.

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Origin of bullfight

First recorded in 1745–55; bull1 + fight

OTHER WORDS FROM bullfight

bullfighting, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for bullfight

bullfight
/ (ˈbʊlˌfaɪt) /

noun

a traditional Spanish, Portuguese, and Latin American spectacle in which a matador, assisted by banderilleros and mounted picadors, baits and usually kills a bull in an arena

Derived forms of bullfight

bullfighter, nounbullfighting, noun
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