from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Bear-baiting with a dog: a humorous word invented by Butler.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Bear baiting with a dog.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun obsolete bearbaiting with a dog


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Ancient Greek



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  • bear-baiting.

    February 10, 2008

  • As in, accordion music is absolutely the worst noise!!!! Who listens to that stuff???

    February 10, 2008

  • From the Greek kun- (dog), arkto- (bear) and machia (battle).

    February 10, 2008

  • Hey! That's reesetee-baiting too! ;-)

    February 11, 2008

  • Yes, but is there a cool Greek word for that?

    February 11, 2008

  • Not likely.

    February 11, 2008

  • JM will not bear cynarctomachy and is dogged in this!

    November 16, 2009

  • What a lovely word!

    November 23, 2009

  • On the sauce for goose, sauce for gander principle: arctocymmachy - or, a totally new sport, arctotauromachy.

    August 9, 2012

  • Hi refenestration, how do you like exundation?

    August 9, 2012