Meaning of bear fight in English:

bear fight

Pronunciation /ˈbɛːfʌɪt/


  • A sport in which dogs, bulls, or other animals are set to fight against a bear as a form of entertainment. Now chiefly historical.

    The practice is now illegal throughout the world.


Mid 16th century; earliest use found in Robert Crowley (d. 1588), author, Church of England clergyman, and printer. From bear + fight.