street fighter


: a tough belligerent person
a political street fighter

Examples of street fighter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And Tyler Boyd is somebody that is just a bit of a street fighter, and all the big moments and all those clutch third-down conversions he’s been making for this team all season long. Dave Clark, The Enquirer, 8 Feb. 2022 And Tyler Boyd is just a street fighter of a guy. Sam Farmer, Los Angeles Times, 8 Feb. 2022 Lee became a street fighter. Danny Chau, The Atlantic, 22 June 2020 Brock, in his younger days, was a semi-regular street fighter, and drove insanely fast, and would jump off pretty much anything—bridges, cliffs, what have you. Matt Warshaw, Outside Online, 19 Feb. 2016

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Word History

First Known Use

1970, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of street fighter was in 1970

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“Street fighter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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