Definition of slugfest in English:


Syllabification: slug·fest
Pronunciation: /ˈsləgˌfest


North American informal
  • A tough and challenging contest, especially in sports such as boxing and baseball.
    More example sentences
    • Covering these slugfests blends sports reporting and instant history.
    • This is basically an even matchup, a toe-to-toe slugfest of a heavyweight championship battle in the making.
    • Both were settling into the fight, which was establishing itself as a boxing match and not a slugfest at all.


early 20th century: from slug2 + -fest.

More definitions of slugfest

Definition of slugfest in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day skosh
Pronunciation: skəʊʃ
a small amount; a little