street fighter

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Definition of street fighter

: a tough belligerent person a political street fighter

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Kiev supporters said their rivals were busing in street fighters dressed as clergymen; the Moscow arm said its opponents were bolstered by nationalist groups. James Marson, WSJ, "Ukraine Churchgoers Gain Powerful Ally in Challenge to Moscow," 12 Sep. 2018 Getting doxed as a neo-Nazi street fighter will ruin your life, forever. German Lopez, Vox, "Unite the Right 2018 was a pathetic failure," 12 Aug. 2018 The president is a street fighter, no question about it. Howard Kurtz, Fox News, "Peter Fonda's unhinged tweets spark debate about crude attacks," 22 June 2018 Papp, a child of the slums, was a skilled street fighter with a passionately democratic artistic vision: free Shakespeare. Christopher Arnott, courant.com, "Goodspeed Casts 'Oliver!'; Hartford Stage Receives Edgerton Grant," 5 June 2018 Trump appears to hope that Giuliani, a like-minded political street fighter from New York, will aid his combative approach. BostonGlobe.com, "Trump says payment to Stormy Daniels did not violate campaign laws," 4 May 2018 Trump appears to hope that Giuliani, a like-minded political street fighter from New York, will aid his combative approach. Anchorage Daily News, "Giuliani may have exposed Trump to new legal threats," 4 May 2018

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First Known Use of street fighter

1970, in the meaning defined above

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