nontitle

adjective

non·​ti·​tle ˌnän-ˈtī-tᵊl How to pronounce nontitle (audio)
: of, relating to, or being an athletic contest in which a title is not at stake

Examples of nontitle in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The nontitle fight, expected to be one of the most lucrative events in boxing this year, was first announced last November but did not become official until Friday after promoters spent months haggling over details surrounding a potential rematch and other issues. Childs Walker, Baltimore Sun, 24 Feb. 2023 Murphy’s prediction didn’t come true — her next fight was a nontitle fight at UFC 263 in June. Beth Bragg, Anchorage Daily News, 21 July 2021 Six knockdowns and less than two rounds later, Frazier was an ex-champion, and that bonanza with Ali had been reduced to a nontitle fight for a small fraction of the money. Wallace Matthews, New York Times, 4 Mar. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1922, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nontitle was in 1922

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Cite this Entry

“Nontitle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nontitle. Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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