cockfight

play
noun cock·fight \ˈkäk-ˌfīt\

Definition of cockfight

  1. :  a contest in which gamecocks usually fitted with metal spurs are pitted against each other

cockfighting

play \-ˌfī-tiŋ\ adjective or noun

Recent Examples of cockfight from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'cockfight'. Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of cockfight

circa 1566


COCKFIGHT Defined for English Language Learners

cockfight

play
noun

Definition of cockfight for English Language Learners

  • : a fight between roosters that people watch for entertainment



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up cockfight? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

marked by lack of plan or order

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

The Emoji Quiz

  • emoji-the-quiz
  • What phase of the moon is this: 🌖 ?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!