fight song


Definition of fight song

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

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Recent Examples on the Web The Wolverines were signing the fight song and the head coach was in the middle of the room. Jeff Seidel, Detroit Free Press, "What if Michigan football's Jim Harbaugh got a visit from the ghost of football past?," 26 Dec. 2020 The Metz Grand Carillon, a 65-bell carillon recently relocated to IU’s campus arboretum, will play the school fight song any time the Hoosiers score. Zach Osterman, The Indianapolis Star, "IU football coach Tom Allen expects a normal game atmosphere ... once the game begins," 22 Oct. 2020 After Florida’s record-breaking 51-35 season-opening victory over Ole Miss Saturday, this should be the Gators' new fight song. Mike Bianchi,, "Ole Miss was no match for Gators and Georgia won’t be either | Commentary," 26 Sep. 2020 Melissa started the night with a parade of American flags to commemorate the anniversary of the September 11th attacks and ended it with the fight song as the team celebrated a 51-17 win over visiting Pottsboro. Tess Demeyer, Dallas News, "Melissa continues hot streak to start season with third straight win after 51-17 victory over Pottsboro," 11 Sep. 2020 Williams agreed to modify the lyrics of the team’s fight song, which referenced racist tropes about scalping opponents, but the name and logo remained. Nora Mcgreevy, Smithsonian Magazine, "Washington, D.C. Football Team to Retire Its Racist Name," 13 July 2020 Gone for good are the polarizing name, mascot, logo, fight song, signage, etc. Jim Litke, The Denver Post, "Litke: What’s in a name? Stubborn Washington owner Dan Snyder is about to find out.," 14 July 2020 So the Hawks came up with an innovative solution, bringing in over 20 robots to perform the team's fight song before the game against the Rakuten Eagles on July 7. Noura Abou Zeinab, CNN, "Meet 'Spot' and 'Pepper': Baseball's robot fans," 10 July 2020 The university fight song has connections both to Confederate commander Robert E. Lee and minstrel shows put on by the Texas Cowboys, a nearly century-old student organization. Nick Moyle,, "UT athletes push to get rid of ‘The Eyes of Texas’," 12 June 2020

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First Known Use of fight song

1954, in the meaning defined above

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“Fight song.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2021.

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