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 On Monday, about 50 activists and Hyundai workers gathered at Immanuel Presbyterian Church in Montgomery to sing union fight songs and hear from Bishop Barber. Jack Ewing, New York Times, 16 May 2024 Aside from that stirring fight song, the band is long remembered in their homeland for an ice-cold moment during the 1998 Brit Awards when drummer Danbert Nobacon tipped a bucket of water on then deputy prime minister John Prescott. Lars Brandle, Billboard, 20 Mar. 2024 Among other duties, cheer masters write fight songs and chants, and shout them during games, even when their teams are losing badly. John Yoon Jun Michael Park Shawn Paik, New York Times, 19 Mar. 2024 The band, which performed before the championship game and at halftime, and the fight song have been an integral part of the storied football program's legacy. Victoria Hernandez, USA TODAY, 9 Jan. 2024 Eastern Michigan As if losing 69-10 to South Alabama in the 68 Ventures Bowl wasn't bad enough, Eastern Michigan punctuated the loss by sparking an on-field brawl while the Jaguars were gathered to sing the school's fight song. Paul Myerberg, USA TODAY, 3 Jan. 2024 Brown also sings the Lions fight song on Facebook Live, typically at the end of the game. Detroit Free Press, 26 Jan. 2024 Michigan fight song lyrics Here are the lyrics to the song, courtesy of Michigan's official athletics site. Austin Curtright, Detroit Free Press, 8 Jan. 2024 One of college football’s most legendary fight songs finally lived up to its lyrics Monday night in a game that put Michigan just one more heave from lifting a burden for the ages. Bill Plaschke, Los Angeles Times, 2 Jan. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1954, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of fight song was in 1954

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“Fight song.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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