fight song


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 The Purdue train, assembled from random wooden coaches, was filled with fans with their pennants, streamers and yellow-and-black decorations and singing fight songs. Dawn Mitchell, Indianapolis Star, "Retro Indy: 1903 train crash killed 17 people on way to Purdue football game against IU," 31 Oct. 2019 Thrilled at the opportunity to perform for a crowd, the band quickly learned the Lakers' fight song. Elizabeth Wolfe And Brian Ries, CNN, "A high school football team with no band invited a high school band with no football team to play at their game," 1 Oct. 2019 Louisville Courier Journal After every practice and game, Floyd Central players huddle around together and sing the school fight song. David J. Kim, The Courier-Journal, "Floyd Central football's historic season ends in loss to Bloomington South in regionals," 16 Nov. 2019 Williamson explained qualifying categories are band chant, a football/fight song traditional sideline and a crowd-leading portion to get the crowd to yell with the squad at timeout volleyball or basketball games. Karen Zurawski, Houston Chronicle, "Cinco Ranch squad takes top cheer honors," 5 Feb. 2020 The reaction from the Penn State fans that rushed the court and the players who stood on courtside tables and sang the school’s fight song left its own indelible mark on Ayala. Don Markus,, "No. 4 Maryland basketball’s 10-game winning streak to start season ends with 76-69 loss to Penn State," 10 Dec. 2019 Up ahead, a squadron of cheerleaders marches toward midfield, to the beat of the Clemson fight song. New York Times, "Dabo Swinney Has a Vision to Sell You," 10 Jan. 2020 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,, "Worker leads Eagles fight song at jury duty as Philly gets pumped for NFC championship," 19 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of fight song

1954, in the meaning defined above

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4 Apr 2020

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“Fight song.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2020.

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