cat·​fight ˈkat-ˌfīt How to pronounce catfight (audio)
: an intense fight or argument especially between two women

Examples of catfight in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Outside of his catfights, Rapaport has rubbed elbows with Martin Scorsese, Martin Short and Quentin Tarantino, as hinted in The Masked Singer, along with Arnold Schwarzenegger, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Will Smith. Kalia Richardson, Rolling Stone, 11 Oct. 2023 Previous catfights After severe weather conditions forced Doja Cat to miss a festival performance in Asunción, Paraguay in March 2022, fans online lamented her absence. Jonah Valdez, Los Angeles Times, 25 July 2023 As in, a catfight, even if half-engineered by an exhausted producer eager to wrap shooting for the day, is still a catfight. Jensen Davis, The New Republic, 7 May 2021 Although the internet loves to speculate about catfights, there’s no such feud between Jennifer Lopez and Jennifer Garner, according to recent report from Entertainment Tonight. Meg Donohue, ELLE, 10 June 2023 Amnesia, murders, cliffhangers, catfights? Think bigger. Jesse Green, New York Times, 10 Apr. 2023 When confronted with these errors, rather than promptly retract their stories, the media outlets decided to cast it as an academic catfight, a narrative perfectly tailored to a conflict-loving audience to spark clicks rather than illuminate the truth. Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, Fortune, 2 Feb. 2023 Here, we’re deprived even a Kill Bill catfight with Mulan for the witch’s weakly motivated sisterhood sacrifice. Armond White, National Review, 9 Sep. 2020 Of course, Lanez used the opportunity to chime in with his version of events, painting the shooting, which required Megan Thee Stallion to have surgery, out to be a catfight between friends. Ashley Shannon Wu, Vulture, 23 Feb. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1854, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of catfight was in 1854

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“Catfight.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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