or prize fight
- a contest between boxers for a prize, a sum of money, etc.; a professional boxing match.
Origin of prizefight
First recorded in 1695–1705
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Examples from the Web for prizefight
Biddle: The act of introducing a prizefight in a Sunday School.The Roycroft Dictionary
He stunned himself with another of the monstrous points in his pet girl's honeymoon: 'A prizefight?'
Who could have guessed when she left my house she was on her way to a prizefight and a greengrocer's in Whitechapel.
- a boxing match for a prize or purse, esp one of the fights popular in the 18th and 19th centuries