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

Definition of prizefighting

: professional boxing

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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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The first known use of prizefighting was in 1705

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incapable of being surmounted or overcome

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