See also: pitbull, Pitbull, and pit-bull

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pit bull (plural pit bulls)

  1. A pit bull terrier.
  2. (derogatory) A person with a reputation for pugnacity.
    • 1993 July 6, “Profile Israel's Pit Bull of Politics Takes on Jerusalem Mayor”, in Los Angeles Times:
      Ehud Olmert has long been the pit bull of Israel's right-wing Likud Party, always ready to tear into a political foe

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