prize·​fight | \ ˈprīz-ˌfīt How to pronounce prizefight (audio) \

Definition of prizefight

: a professional boxing match

Examples of prizefight in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The film opens and closes with a fantasy, in which Reis may as well be playing herself: Her alter ego, Kaylee Uppeshau, is backstage at a boxing match, taping her wrists and prepping for a prizefight. Peter Debruge, Variety, 31 Jan. 2022 Alabama got together at Bryant-Denny Stadium for a bloody prizefight between that season’s top heavyweights. Nick Moyle, San Antonio Express-News, 29 Oct. 2021 The most exciting series of the young baseball season, a three-day prizefight between the Dodgers and San Diego Padres that exceeded the sky-high expectations, ended Sunday the way the first two games went. Los Angeles Times, 18 Apr. 2021 But the outcome of this prizefight in at Allen Fieldhouse will depend upon the dozens and dozens of small acts within the game. Nick Moyle,, 1 Jan. 2021 Two years of breathless coverage of TikTok as a fresh-faced force of delight and opportunity has made the app feel like an underdog bet in a prizefight against entrenched ne’er-do-wells, such as Trump and Facebook. Ian Bogost, The Atlantic, 6 Aug. 2020 For George, the Seven Years’ War (known as the French and Indian War in the U.S.) also meant a political prizefight at home. Sara Georgini, Smithsonian Magazine, 26 Feb. 2020 Purcell Marian landed some shots and turned the game's final minutes into a prizefight. Alex Harrison,, 7 Mar. 2020 Presidential races, Sharpton said, are like prizefights. Dominick Mastrangelo, Washington Examiner, 15 Jan. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of prizefight

1929, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for prizefight

earlier, "public sporting contest between two opponents," from prise, price, prize "sporting contest usually between two opponents, as a fencing or wrestling match" + fight entry 2, after prizefighter

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The first known use of prizefight was in 1929

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“Prizefight.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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