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flyting n

1. a dispute or exchange of personal abuse in verse form
2. a formalized exchange of taunts, insults, etc., as between warriors in Old English epics

Etymology

Scots; quarreling or contention, 15th & 16th century

Usage:

The Flyting of Dunbar and Kennedy is one the most famous flytings, although not personally being up on my Middle Ages Scots I really have little idea what it says.
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