a dispute carried out with intense hostility and bitterness.
Contemporary Examples

But media attention can turn a delicate situation into a catfight.
Chile’s Etiquette of Love Tracy Quan October 15, 2010

A Different Kind of catfight This feud between news anchor and weather woman is one for the ages.
11 More Epic Anchor Flubs (Video) The Daily Beast Video December 23, 2013

(informal) a fight between two women


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