Fisticuffs meaning

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A fistfight.
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The activity of fighting with the fists.
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The act or skill of fighting with the fists.
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Plural form of fisticuff.
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(plural only, informal) An impromptu fight with the fists, usually between only two people.
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(plural only, sports, dated) Bare-knuckled boxing, a form of boxing done without boxing gloves or similar padding.
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Origin of fisticuffs

  • From fisty cuffs fisty with the fists (from fist) cuff

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition