cock·​fight | \ ˈkäk-ˌfīt How to pronounce cockfight (audio) \

Definition of cockfight

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

Other Words from cockfight

cockfighting \ ˈkäk-​ˌfī-​tiŋ How to pronounce cockfight (audio) \ adjective or noun

Examples of cockfight in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Making roosters fight one another or profiting from a cockfight are state-jail felonies in Texas. Tom Steele, Dallas News, 29 Apr. 2021 Jeevan said police filed a case and were looking for over a dozen people involved in organizing the cockfight. Fox News, 2 Mar. 2021 According to police, the rooster involved in last week's incident was among many other roosters prepared for the cockfight betting festival in Lothunur village. Fox News, 2 Mar. 2021 Three were arrested in connection with the cockfight and police are looking for three others. Fox News, 28 Oct. 2020 Ten spectators were cited and released for being present at a cockfight, Justus said. Connor Van Ligten, azcentral, 10 Apr. 2020 Rao was from a village in Andhra Pradesh, a state located in south-eastern India, and frequently attended cockfights in the area. Jason Duaine Hahn,, 24 Jan. 2020 The prohibition bars hosting and promoting cockfights or using the Postal Service to promote the practice., 10 Nov. 2019 The prohibition bars hosting and promoting cockfights or using the Postal Service to promote the practice., 10 Nov. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of cockfight

1512, in the meaning defined above

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“Cockfight.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2022.

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