battle of the sexes

noun phrase
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of battle of the sexes

: a struggle for power between women and men
  • The comedy is a classic treatment of the battle of the sexes.

Word by Word Definitions

battle play
  1. : battalion

  2. : a combat between two persons

  3. : a general encounter between armies, ships of war, or aircraft

  1. : to engage in combat between individuals or armed forces : to engage in battle : fight

  2. : to contend with full strength, vigor, skill, or resources : struggle

  3. : to fight or struggle against

  1. : to fortify with battlements

sex play sexes
  1. : either of the two major forms of individuals that occur in many species and that are distinguished respectively as female or male especially on the basis of their reproductive organs and structures

  2. : the sum of the structural, functional, and behavioral characteristics of organisms that are involved in reproduction marked by the union of gametes and that distinguish males and females

  3. : sexually motivated phenomena or behavior

  1. : to identify the sex of

  2. : to increase the sexual appeal of

  3. : to arouse the sexual desires of


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