The Addictionary of Oxford English: Wrestling

Posted by Sir Alexander Johns | Jan 8, 2018 | Addiction, The Addictionary of Oxford English | 0 |

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Definition of Wrestling in English:



1. The sport or activity of grappling with an opponent and trying to throw or hold them down on the ground, typically according to a code of rules.

“Ah, the noble, ancient sport of wrestling. One day they’ll carve my stately and muscular likeness on neoclassical urns and statues.” Oxford English

Wrestling Quotes about Oxford English

“He’s obsessed with every kind of wrestling. Arm wrestling, sumo wrestling, Peruvian rooftop wrestling. If it’s got wrestling in the name, sign him up. He’ll get his arse kicked, but it’ll be entertaining in the meantime.” Igor Penningsworth (Unofficial Oxford English Fan Club President)

“As a lad, little Oxford took a liking to wrestling in PE class. Back in those days, there weren’t many thoughts of rules, so you had a lot of boys with concussions, cauliflower ear, and ringworm. There was even a breakout of staph infections, and all of the wrestling mats had to be confiscated. Didn’t stop Oxford from breaking them out and starting his own underground wrestling ring. A fight club, if you will. Twelve boys ended up hospitalized! Do you know how hard it was to cure staph infections in those days?” Sister Bertha Mary Barnstaple (Nun at Sorbester Orphanage)

“Did you know he went to Japan to study sumo wrestling? No, really, look it up! He thought it would help him deal with those cantankerous Yakuza fellows who were always after him. I mean, you’ve seen Oxford English, right? You think he’d make a good sumo wrestler? Spry, wiry bloke like him? He’d sooner dive between their legs and piss on out of there! Anyone mad enough to bet on him would’ve made a killing if he’d have won. Of course, he never won, and I wasn’t foolish enough to put a single yen on him.” Benjamin Paget-Spears (Uppity International Businessman #99)

“Oxford took part in what’s been ironically dubbed underground Peruvian rooftop wrestling. There’s an annual contest where people from all over Peru come to an undisclosed location. No – seriously – I can’t tell you. I’d have to kill you. No, I’m not trying to be a cheeky Bond villain. Anyway, Oxford discovered a Peruvian rooftop wrestling contest on one of his many trips through South America, and he decided he absolutely had to enter. Bet two thousand sol on himself and fell off the first round. Ended up with Sweet Fanny Adams… and a gammy arm that still acts up when it’s humid.” Niles Burridge (Very cultured backpacker who spent his gap year abroad and knows more about life than you)

“How would I describe Oxford English’s wrestling style? Ah… well, see – there’s your first mistake, assuming that he employs any one style. Rather, he uses more of a manic series of moves that he’s picked up or invented and uses to throw his opponents off in the ring. It’s a bit of folkstyle, judo, sumo, and a smattering of Ancient Greek Olympian. None of it’s regulated, but Oxford English would hardly participate in regulated sports; now would he?” Anonymous (Because he talked about Fight Club)

Wrestling legend? Not quite. But after a match, he could drink with the best of us. And that’s praise, coz I am the man. Wooooooo!” – Ric Flair


Old English, frequentative of wrǣstan ‘wrest’.


wrestling /ˈrɛslɪŋ/

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This Dictionary entry was curated by Sir Alexander Johns.

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