prizefight

or prize fight

[ prahyz-fahyt ]
/ ˈpraɪzˌfaɪt /

noun

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

QUIZZES

TAKE THIS QUIZ TO SEE WHAT YOU KNOW ABOUT HIGH SCHOOL PUNCTUATION!

Commas mark divisions in sentences. Periods end declarative sentences. Apostrophes show possession. Easy, right? Well, punctuation can get pretty tricky—fast. Think you got what it takes to be a punctuation expert? Take our quiz to prove it!
Question 1 of 10
Which of the options below is the best punctuation for the sentence? It__s your turn to pick the movie __ but your sister gets to pick the board game we _ re going to play.

Origin of prizefight

First recorded in 1695–1705

OTHER WORDS FROM prizefight

prize·fight·er, nounprize·fight·ing, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for prizefighter

British Dictionary definitions for prizefighter

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012