Etymology
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bull-fight (n.)

also bullfight, "combat between a man and a bull," especially as a popular entertainment in Spain, 1753, from bull (n.1) + fight (n.). Related: Bull-fighter; bull-fighting.

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toreador (n.)

"bullfighter on horseback" (as opposed to a torero, who kills on foot), 1610s, from Spanish toreador, from torear "to participate in a bullfight," from toro "bull," from Latin taurus (see Taurus).

A toreador is, or rather was, a gentleman who killed bulls for his own amusement on horseback and with the spear. He was a sportsman, and his sport was as manly and respectable as pig-sticking. A professional fighter who performs in a ring and for money is a torero. [Saturday Review, Jan. 22, 1887]
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