Definition of slugfest in English:


Syllabification: slug·fest
Pronunciation: /ˈsləɡˌfest


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.

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