or prize fight

[ prahyz-fahyt ]
See synonyms for: prizefighterprizefighting on

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

Origin of prizefight

First recorded in 1695–1705

Other words from prizefight

  • prizefighter, noun
  • prizefighting, noun

Words Nearby prizefight Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use prizefight in a sentence

  • 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.

  • Biddle: The act of introducing a prizefight in a Sunday School.

    The Roycroft Dictionary | Elbert Hubbard

British Dictionary definitions for prizefight


/ (ˈpraɪzˌfaɪt) /

  1. 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, noun
  • prizefighting, noun

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