prizefight
noun Date: 1749 a professional boxing match • prizefighter noun

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  • prizefight — ► NOUN ▪ a boxing match for prize money. DERIVATIVES prizefighter noun …   English terms dictionary

  • prizefight — [prīz′fīt΄] n. [back form. < prizefighter < PRIZE1] a professional boxing match prizefighter n. prizefighting n …   English World dictionary

  • prizefight — prizefighter, n. prizefighting, n. /pruyz fuyt /, n. a contest between boxers for a prize, a sum of money, etc.; a professional boxing match. Also, prize fight. [1695 1705] * * * …   Universalium

  • prizefight — noun A professional boxing match, in which two boxers compete for a prize (usually money). See Also: prizefighter, prizefighting, prizing …   Wiktionary

  • prizefight — prize|fight [ˈpraızfaıt] n 1.) BrE a public ↑boxing match in which two men fight each other without boxing gloves, in order to win money 2.) AmE a professional ↑boxing match >prizefighter n >prizefighting …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • prizefight — see prize fight …   English dictionary

  • prizefight — n. professional boxing match in which the winner receives prize money …   English contemporary dictionary

  • prizefight — noun a boxing match, typically an unlicensed one, for prize money. Derivatives prizefighter noun prizefighting noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • prizefight — noun (C) 1 a public boxing match, in which two men fight each other with bare hands, in order to win money 2 AmE a professional boxing match prizefighter noun (C) prizefighting noun (U) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • prizefight — prize′fight or prize′ fight n. spo a professional boxing match • Etymology: 1695–1705 prize′fight er, n. prize′fight ing, n …   From formal English to slang

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