archrival

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Etymology[edit]

arch- +‎ rival

Noun[edit]

archrival (plural archrivals)

  1. A chief rival.
    The New York Yankees are playing their archrival the Boston Red Sox tonight.

Usage notes[edit]

Generally applied only to rivals who have competed against each other for at least a few years.

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