prizefight

or prize fight

[ prahyz-fahyt ]
/ ˈpraɪzˌfaɪt /

noun

a contest between boxers for a prize, a sum of money, etc.; a professional boxing match.

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Origin of prizefight

First recorded in 1695–1705

OTHER WORDS FROM prizefight

prize·fight·er, nounprize·fight·ing, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for prizefight

prizefight
/ (ˈpraɪzˌfaɪt) /

noun

a boxing match for a prize or purse, esp one of the fights popular in the 18th and 19th centuries

Derived forms of prizefight

prizefighter, nounprizefighting, noun
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