bullfighting

noun
bull·fight·ing | \-tiŋ \

Definition of bullfighting 

: the action involved in a bullfight

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The years of bullfighting, however, have taken a toll on his body. Katherine Lam, Fox News, "Famous one-eyed matador scalped by bull in gory video," 10 July 2018 In 2010, Catalonia, an autonomous region in northeastern Spain, banned bullfighting. Marina Pitofsky, USA TODAY, "Running of the bulls faces backlash from women and animal rights groups," 6 July 2018 Juan Jose Padilla, 45, was in the bullfighting ring in the Spanish city of Arevalo when the bull came charging toward him. Katherine Lam, Fox News, "Famous one-eyed matador scalped by bull in gory video," 10 July 2018 Millions flock to Pamplona each year for bull racing and bullfighting at festivals throughout the summer. Marina Pitofsky, USA TODAY, "Running of the bulls faces backlash from women and animal rights groups," 6 July 2018 The building has seen everything from bloodless bullfighting to famous boxing matches. Keri Blakinger, Houston Chronicle, "Ceremony scheduled as Astrodome becomes Recorded Texas Historic Landmark," 28 May 2018 An extroverted man who speaks fluent street Spanish (learned with help from Cherie, who is Puerto Rican), Feeley plays the cajón, dances salsa, loves bullfighting, and is pleased to tell you about his friendship with the late Gabriel García Márquez. Jon Lee Anderson, The New Yorker, "The Diplomat Who Quit the Trump Administration," 19 May 2018 Hemingway’s 1932 treatise about the traditions and rituals of bullfighting. Wayne Catan, idahostatesman, "Book offers fascinating glimpse into Hemingway’s time in Spain," 16 Feb. 2018 His choices are the bullfighting ring, or the slaughterhouse. Julie Washington, cleveland.com, "Animated film 'Ferdinand' has earnest message for kids: Review," 15 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of bullfighting

circa 1753, in the meaning defined above

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