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

Definition of catfight

: an intense fight or argument especially between two women

Examples of catfight in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Housewives of the North Pole in the hopes of seeing a reality TV-worthy catfight or a Frappuccino face mask have come to the right place! Lanford Beard,, 9 Dec. 2021 There’s little nudity or jiggle — unusual for a premium cable series full of women — and nothing that resembles a catfight. New York Times, 10 Nov. 2021 Everything about the royals needs to appear friendly and respectful, with fairy tales about teatime and, to keep things spicy, the occasional classic catfight. Matthew Gilbert,, 8 Mar. 2021 The ensuing battle is a supernatural catfight over a man who’s hardly worth their time. Stephanie Zacharek, Time, 19 Feb. 2021 Does this she-cat plotline, ending in the inevitable catfight, really stand the test of time? Jill Lepore, The New Yorker, 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,, 19 May 2020 Jamie Barton was looking forward to an onstage catfight. Zachary Woolfe, New York Times, 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, 2 May 2020 See More

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First Known Use of catfight

1854, in the meaning defined above

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“Catfight.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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