archrival

noun
arch·​ri·​val | \ (ˌ)ärch-ˈrī-vəl How to pronounce archrival (audio) \

Definition of archrival

: a principal rival

Examples of archrival in a Sentence

In baseball, the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees are archrivals.
Recent Examples on the Web Breathing and endurance will be necessary if Ellis is to prevail in the Olympics against her archrival, Beatriz Ferreira of Brazil. BostonGlobe.com, 11 June 2021 The students spent the morning absorbing the charges facing their coach, then trooped to the tennis courts and defeated their archrival in the county championship. New York Times, 9 June 2021 The discontinuation of its archrival, Chevy Camaro, is only going to make the case stronger for Ford’s sole offering in this segment. Kyle Edward, Forbes, 1 June 2021 California’s loss of a House seat for the first time ever and Texas’ two-seat gain is adding to concerns that the Golden State is losing its edge — along with tens of thousands of people per year — to its political and economic archrival. Roland Li, San Francisco Chronicle, 26 Apr. 2021 Beef it up with some brand names, keep playing the archrival on an annual basis, and fill the third game with something winnable, potentially someone from the state of Utah. Josh Newman, The Salt Lake Tribune, 6 May 2021 In a prime-time television interview four years ago, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia dismissed the idea that his kingdom could somehow find an accommodation with its archrival, Iran. BostonGlobe.com, 1 May 2021 In a prime-time television interview four years ago, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia dismissed the idea that his kingdom could somehow find an accommodation with its archrival, Iran. New York Times, 1 May 2021 Ford’s archrival, General Motors, could be enticed to enter the market to compete with the Ford Maverick, analysts says. Nathan Bomey, USA TODAY, 23 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of archrival

1750, in the meaning defined above

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“Archrival.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/archrival. Accessed 4 Aug. 2021.

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archrival

noun

English Language Learners Definition of archrival

: someone's chief rival or opponent

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