fighting word



Usually fighting words. language that arouses rage in an antagonist. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for fighting word

taunt, threat

Examples from the Web for fighting word

Historical Examples of fighting word

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

    V. V.'s Eyes

    Henry Sydnor Harrison