street fighter


Definition of street fighter

: a tough belligerent person a political street fighter

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Recent Examples on the Web Over the course of his life, Ruggles was a true 19th-century Renaissance man, a visionary political leader, a savvy street fighter and a healer. Graham Hodges, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "David Ruggles was a friend to Frederick Douglass, the first full-time black activist and a lead conductor on the Underground Railroad," 14 Feb. 2020 By Charles Bethea Even if street fighters no longer regard him as their organizer, the authorities still treat him like a threat. Megan K. Stack, The New Yorker, "Joshua Wong’s Long Campaign for the Future of Hong Kong," 23 Oct. 2019 Hodaka proves his mettle as a fearless street fighter fixated on his goal of getting Hina back, whatever the cost. Deborah Young, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Weathering With You' ('Tenki no Ko'): Film Review | TIFF 2019," 14 Sep. 2019 Armed with a passion for social justice and a flair for speaking her mind, Kate Kane soars onto the streets of Gotham as Batwoman, an out lesbian and highly trained street fighter primed to snuff out the failing city’s criminal resurgence. Tyler Mccarthy, Fox News, "Ruby Rose gets emotional about LGBT superhero casting: 'I never saw someone on TV I could identify with'," 9 Aug. 2018 Charlie is then forced to employ lawyers of his own, first a street fighter played by Ray Liotta, and then Alan Alda’s gentler, wearier veteran, whose hourly rates are still eye-wateringly high. N.b. | Venice, The Economist, "“Marriage Story” probes the painful disintegration of a relationship," 4 Sep. 2019 The true love story here is between two women in the palace guard, Roshni (Sango Tajima), the scrappy street fighter, and Hamida (Emma Van Lare), the loyal and innocent one. Karen D'souza, The Mercury News, "Review: Swashbuckling world premiere ‘House of Joy’ hits and misses at Cal Shakes," 19 Aug. 2019 The Southern Poverty Law Center has identified 15 hate groups active in Oregon -- including the Proud Boys, the right-wing street fighters organizing a high-profile protest this coming Saturday, August 17, in downtown Portland., "We surveyed Oregon’s Congressional leaders about hate crimes. This is what they said.," 14 Aug. 2019 And in one of my first debates, Jake, I was called a street fighter from the iron range by my opponent. NBC News, "Democratic debate transcript: July 30, 2019," 31 July 2019

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1970, in the meaning defined above

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“Street fighter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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