prizefight

or prize fight

[prahyz-fahyt]
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Origin of prizefight

First recorded in 1695–1705
Related formsprize·fight·er, nounprize·fight·ing, noun
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Related Words for prizefighter

prizefighter, boxer, bruiser

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British Dictionary definitions for prizefighter

prizefight

noun
  1. a boxing match for a prize or purse, esp one of the fights popular in the 18th and 19th centuries
Derived Formsprizefighter, nounprizefighting, noun
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