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fighting word

noun
  1. Usually fighting words. language that arouses rage in an antagonist.
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Related Words for fighting word

taunt, threat

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Historical Examples of fighting word

  • She had stopped short at the fighting-word, and turned, pink-cheeked.

    V. V.'s Eyes

    Henry Sydnor Harrison