Etymology
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middleweight (n.)

also middle-weight, "boxer or jockey of intermediate weight" (between a lightweight and a heavyweight), 1842, from middle (adj.) + weight (n.).

updated on January 14, 2019

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Definitions of middleweight from WordNet

middleweight (n.)
an amateur boxer who weighs no more than 165 pounds;
middleweight (n.)
a wrestler who weighs 172-192 pounds;
middleweight (n.)
a professional boxer who weighs between 155 and 160 pounds;
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.