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 Think less Givenchy and more fight songs, shot skis, and floors so sticky with evaporated beer that a ski boot could get stuck on them. Todd Plummer, Condé Nast Traveler, "An International Guide to the World of Aprés-Ski," 9 Jan. 2020 Over at the Sweet Eats Bakery in Marlton, the shop was playing the Eagles’ fight song as the hold music on their telephone, according to Twitter user Megan Mitchell. Stephanie Farr, Philly.com, "Worker leads Eagles fight song at jury duty as Philly gets pumped for NFC championship," 19 Jan. 2018 The guys on the team had to learn -- the young guys had to learn the fight song. Stephen Means, cleveland.com, "Everything Ryan Day said at his weekly Tuesday press conference: Ohio State football news," 27 Aug. 2019 The bar isn't shy about promoting its antagonism toward the Arizona Wildcats: Anyone who wasn't an obvious Sun Devils fan would be asked to sing the ASU fight song at the door, The Arizona Republic reported when the bar opened in early 2018. Rachel Leingang, azcentral, "Goodbye College Bar. Here's why the Tempe sports bar near Sun Devil Stadium will close," 3 Dec. 2019 Even the sound of thousands of supportive spectators couldn’t distract him from his honorary role directing the band through the fight song. Meghan Overdeep, Southern Living, "WATCH: 4-Year-Old with Down Syndrome Becomes the “Cutest Director Ever” for Louisville Marching Band," 25 Oct. 2019 Indeed, HU’s marching band performed before the ceremony and closed it out with the school’s alma mater fight song. Mike Holtzclaw, Washington Post, "Displaced students from Bahamas arrive at Hampton University," 27 Sep. 2019 On the field, the Million Dollar Band saluted the military by playing each branch’s fight song. Anna Claire Vollers | Avollers@al.com, al, "Who was in the stands with President Trump during Alabama-LSU game?," 10 Nov. 2019 In the 235-year history of the Friends School of Baltimore, there hasn’t been a fight song for the athletic program. Kyle J. Andrews, baltimoresun.com, "Friends School debuts first fight song in its history," 18 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of fight song

1954, in the meaning defined above

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“Fight song.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fight%20song. Accessed 27 January 2020.

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