Definition of bloodbath
1 : a great slaughter
2a : a notably fierce, violent, or destructive contest or struggle the campaign has become a bloodbathb : a major economic disaster a market bloodbath
Examples of bloodbath in a Sentence
Thousands of people were murdered in the bloodbath.
one side was so much better armed that the battle quickly turned into a bloodbath
Recent Examples of bloodbath from the Web
The bloodbath that is the Stanley Cup is finally reaching the main event.
The bloodbath at retail that’s seen more than 3,600 stores closures announced since January isn’t over yet.
Although some called it a bloodbath, Monday’s 554-point free fall of the Dow Jones Industrial Average hardly raised a cocky eyebrow among Silicon Valley’s venture capitalists and soothsayers.
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First Known Use of bloodbath
BLOODBATH Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of bloodbath for English Language Learners
: a violent and cruel killing of many people
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