Definition of


  1. (noun, event) a fiercely disputed contest
    a real dogfight for third place
    a prolonged dogfight over their rival bids for the contract
  2. (noun, act) disorderly fighting
  3. (noun, act) an aerial engagement between fighter planes
  4. (noun, act) a violent fight between dogs (sometimes organized illegally for entertainment and gambling)
  5. (verb, creation) arrange for an illegal dogfight
  6. (verb, competition) engage in an aerial battle with another fighter plane

via WordNet, Princeton University

Synonyms of Dogfight

hassle, rough-and-tumble, scuffle, tussle

Alternate forms of Dogfight

Derivations: dogfight, dogfighter

Hypernyms: arrange, battle, combat, competition, conflict, contest, engagement, fight, fighting, scrap, stage

Origin of the word Dogfight

  1. "aerial combat," World War I air forces slang, from earlier meaning "riotous brawl" (1880s); from dog (n.) + fight. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

Words that sound like Dogfight

despised, disabused, disaffect, disaffected, disco biscuit, disposed, dispossessed, dog biscuit

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