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bullfighter

[boo l-fahy-ter]
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noun
  1. a person who participates in a bullfight, especially a matador.
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Origin of bullfighter

First recorded in 1840–50; bull1 + fighter
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Related Words

toreador, picador, torero, banderillero, capeador

Examples from the Web for bullfighter

Historical Examples

  • Hence never would be waked in him the ambition to become a bullfighter.

    The Wolf Cub

    Patrick Casey

  • He was big, broad-shouldered, fair-haired and as smooth-shaven as any bullfighter.

    The Wolf Cub

    Patrick Casey

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

    The Wolf Cub

    Patrick Casey

  • Down there before her the bullfighter was fighting a championship fight.

  • Jacinto Quesada, he of the heart of fire and the great gusto, might become a bullfighter.

    The Wolf Cub

    Patrick Casey