cockfight

[ kok-fahyt ]
/ ˈkɒkˌfaɪt /

noun

a fight between specially bred gamecocks usually fitted with spurs.

QUIZZES

TAKE ROUND 2 OF OUR PSAT VOCABULARY QUIZ!

Here is our second set of teacher-selected PSAT vocabulary words. Do you know the meanings of these terms?
Question 1 of 10
advocate

Origin of cockfight

First recorded in 1485–95; cock1 + fight

OTHER WORDS FROM cockfight

cock·fight·ing, noun, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for cockfight

cockfight
/ (ˈkɒkˌfaɪt) /

noun

a fight between two gamecocks fitted with sharp metal spurs

Derived forms of cockfight

cockfighting, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012