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set-to

[set-too] /ˈsɛtˌtu/
noun, plural set-tos.
1.
a usually brief, sharp fight or argument.
Origin
1735-1745
1735-45; noun use of verb phrase set to
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set-to

n.

"bout, fight," 1743, originally pugilistic slang, from verbal phrase; see set (v.) + to.

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set-to

noun

A contention; fight; bout: Another venomous set-to among the politicians (1743+ Boxing)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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