fight song

noun

Definition of fight song

: a song used to inspire enthusiasm usually during an athletic competition

Examples of fight song in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web They were greeted with a few boos, then the Notre Dame fight song and cheering for incoming Irish players. Mike Rodak | Mrodak@al.com, al, 18 Mar. 2022 This is the spot where 5,000 students will be located, and where the players will gather to sing the fight song. San Diego Union-Tribune, 6 Apr. 2022 Afterward the Hoosiers celebrated by jogging into the student section as the band played the school fight song and then lifted coach Teri Moren after the alma mater played. Michael Marot, courant.com, 21 Mar. 2022 Older fans, clad in blue and gold, belted the school fight song. Connor Letourneau, San Francisco Chronicle, 2 Mar. 2022 Wright said the Commanders will work with fans on the fight song and creating a new mascot. NBC News, 2 Feb. 2022 The Cats haven’t sung the fight song in their locker room after a game since Oct. 5, 2019. Michael Lev, The Arizona Republic, 7 Nov. 2021 In the spot, Mayfield is a semi slob and has an annoying habit of singing the Oklahoma fight song in his sleep. Bob Mcmanaman, The Arizona Republic, 16 Oct. 2021 Smith’s players slapped backs and sang the school fight song together. John Canzano, oregonlive, 26 Sep. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of fight song

1954, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of fight song was in 1954

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Last Updated

21 May 2022

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“Fight song.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fight%20song. Accessed 5 Jul. 2022.

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