15th century, in the meaning defined above
“Bearbaiting.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bearbaiting. Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.
Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about bearbaiting
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