prize·​fight·​ing ˈprīz-ˌfī-tiŋ How to pronounce prizefighting (audio)
: 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, 14 Nov. 2019 Back in that day, prizefighting, or boxing, was against the law. Elizabeth Zavala, San Antonio Express-News, 21 Dec. 2017 The prizefighting game attracted devoted legions, from gamblers to intellectuals, immigrants to bluebloods. Theodore Kupfer, National Review, 14 Dec. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1705, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of prizefighting was in 1705

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“Prizefighting.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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