Synonyms of 'contestant'

adversary, belligerent, blade, bravo, bully, bullyboy, combatant, competitor, corrival, cutup, disputant, duelist, entrant, fencer, fighter, foilsman, gamecock, gladiator, goon, gorilla, hatchet man, hood, hoodlum, hooligan, knight, merrymaker, militant, opponent, participant, playboy, Player, rival, rough, rowdy, ruffian, scrapper, swashbuckler, sword, swordsman, thug, tough, wrangler