prizefighting

noun
prize·​fight·​ing | \ ˈprīz-ˌfī-tiŋ How to pronounce prizefighting (audio) \

Definition of prizefighting

: professional boxing

Examples of prizefighting in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Correspondent Kelefa Sanneh talked with exemplars of a sport that still receives much less recognition than men's boxing, and where prizefighting comes without much of a prize. CBS News, "This week on "Sunday Morning" (November 17)," 14 Nov. 2019 Back in that day, prizefighting, or boxing, was against the law. Elizabeth Zavala, San Antonio Express-News, "Frontier justice often brutal in early S.A.," 21 Dec. 2017 The prizefighting game attracted devoted legions, from gamblers to intellectuals, immigrants to bluebloods. Theodore Kupfer, National Review, "Will Football Survive?," 14 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of prizefighting

1705, in the meaning defined above

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“Prizefighting.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prizefighting. Accessed 28 Feb. 2021.

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