street fighter


Definition of street fighter

: a tough belligerent person a political street fighter

Examples of street fighter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Society is quick to shun, stigmatize and belittle the blue-collar street fighter. Washington Post, 29 Mar. 2022 Wily and inscrutable, Putin earned a reputation as a ruthless street fighter unafraid to take on far larger opponents. The Week Staff, The Week, 20 Mar. 2022 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 19 Aug. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of street fighter

1970, in the meaning defined above

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“Street fighter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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