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fighting

[fahy-ting] /ˈfaɪ tɪŋ/
adjective
1.
fit to fight:
a boxer who's no longer in fighting shape.
2.
tending or meant to stir up a fight or hostility:
fighting words.
Origin
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English; see fight, -ing2
Related forms
unfighting, adjective
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Word Origin and History for un fighting

fighting

adj.

present participle adjective from fight (v.). Fighting chance is from 1877; fighting mad is attested by 1750.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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