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fighting word

fight·ing word
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fahy-ting wurd]
    • /ˈfaɪ tɪŋ wɜrd/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fahy-ting wurd]
    • /ˈfaɪ tɪŋ wɜrd/

Definition of fighting word words

  • noun fighting word Usually, fighting words. language that arouses rage in an antagonist. 1

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Parts of speech for Fighting word

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

fighting word popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 31% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

fighting word usage trend in Literature

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