cat·​fight | \ ˈkat-ˌfīt How to pronounce catfight (audio) \

Definition of catfight

: an intense fight or argument especially between two women

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Recent Examples on the Web The ensuing battle is a supernatural catfight over a man who’s hardly worth their time. Stephanie Zacharek, Time, "The Ghost of Noël Coward Is Nowhere to Be Found in the Dull Blithe Spirit," 19 Feb. 2021 Does this she-cat plotline, ending in the inevitable catfight, really stand the test of time? Jill Lepore, The New Yorker, "Does “Wonder Woman 1984” Hide Its Hero’s True Superpowers?," 25 Dec. 2020 Season 12 of The Real Housewives of Atlanta was absolute chaos from start to finish, marked by cheating allegations, catfights, and a not-so-surprising breakup. Ineye Komonibo,, "The RHOA Zoom Reunion Is Hands Down The Most Chaotic Event In Television History," 19 May 2020 Jamie Barton was looking forward to an onstage catfight. Zachary Woolfe, New York Times, "The Metropolitan Opera Season That Vanished," 13 May 2020 After a long season of snubs and catfights, the two finally get a chance to air out the true root of their problems. Keyaira Boone, Essence, "Everything You Need To Know About The 'RHOA' Virtual Reunion Special," 2 May 2020 Also, Cristal and Alexis (Daniella Alonso, Elaine Hendrix) have one of their epic catfights. Los Angeles Times, "What’s on TV Friday, Jan. 24: ‘American Housewife’ on ABC," 23 Jan. 2020 But after three seasons of petty drama and actual catfights, Schroeder stepped away from Vanderpump Rules, suddenly moving to New York to become a blogger and work on her jewelry line. Ineye Komonibo,, "The Evolution of Stassi Schroeder On Vanderpump Rules," 8 Jan. 2020 Inspired by the ’80s soap opera Dynasty, models Gigi Hadid, Irina Shayk and Joan Smalls claw it out during a high fashion catfight in one of the campaign’s promotional videos. Claudia Harmata,, "Catfight! Irina Shayk, Gigi Hadid and Joan Smalls Do Some Hair Pulling in New Moschino Campaign," 9 July 2019

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First Known Use of catfight

1854, in the meaning defined above

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6 Mar 2021

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“Catfight.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of catfight

informal : an angry fight or argument between two women

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