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slugfest

[sluhg-fest] /ˈslʌgˌfɛst/
noun, Informal.
1.
a baseball game in which both teams make many runs and extra-base hits.
2.
a boxing bout in which the boxers exchange powerful blows vigorously and aggressively with little care for defense.
3.
an intense conflict or combat.
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20; slug2 + -fest
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Examples from the web for slugfest
  • The governor was soon in the sort of slow slugfest his foes excelled at.
  • We will be polite for a while but once the slugfest resumes-and politics is a slugfest-the old invective will slip back in.
  • It's a mandible-on-mandible slugfest that ends when only one wasp remains.
British Dictionary definitions for slugfest

slugfest

/ˈslʌɡˌfɛst/
noun (informal)
1.
a boxing match in which opponents trade heavy blows
2.
any sporting contest between powerful and evenly matched opponents
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Word Origin and History for slugfest
n.

1910, originally in reference to baseball, from slug (n.3) + -fest.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for slugfest

slugfest

noun
  1. A hard and vicious fight, esp a prizefight more marked by powerful blows than by skillful boxing (1916+)
  2. A baseball game in which many base hits are made (1930s+ Baseball)

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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