or prize fight
[ prahyz-fahyt ]
/ ˈpraɪzˌfaɪt /
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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 prizefightprizefighter, nounprizefighting, noun
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How to use prizefight in a sentence
We no longer have prizefights where people batter each other to death.Humans Have Gotten Nicer and Better at Making War - Issue 94: Evolving|Steve Paulson|January 6, 2021|Nautilus
She trained for Justine like a prizefighter trains for an opponent, studying her every decision from inside out.Kirsten Dunst on 'Melancholia' and Lars von Trier|Richard Rushfield|November 11, 2011|DAILY BEAST
There the housekeeper selected a driver, a burly man who looked as if he might have been an ex-prizefighter.Ghost Beyond the Gate|Mildred A. Wirt
I raised my arms over my head like a prizefighter and made my exit from Social Studies and began the perp-walk to the office.Little Brother|Cory Doctorow
Peggy scowled and doubled up her fists, thinking of a picture of a prizefighter that she had once seen.Three Margarets|Laura E. Richards
He was a well-known prizefighter that young Sales Wilson had picked up and brought down to teach the boys.Somehow Good|William de Morgan
We rarely find an artist who takes much interest in jurisprudence, or a prizefighter who is an acute metaphysician.On the Genesis of Species|St. George Mivart
British Dictionary definitions for prizefight
/ (ˈpraɪzˌfaɪt) /
a boxing match for a prize or purse, esp one of the fights popular in the 18th and 19th centuries
Derived forms of prizefightprizefighter, nounprizefighting, noun
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