fisticuff

noun
fist·i·cuff | \ ˈfistə̇ˌkəf , -tēˌ- \
plural -s

Definition of fisticuff 

1 : a blow with the fist or hand

2 fisticuffs plural but singular or plural in construction : a fight with the fists : boxing intervillage or camp disputes were settled by fisticuffs —R. P. Schaedel

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First Known Use of fisticuff

1600, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for fisticuff

alteration of earlier fisty cuff, from fisty + cuff (blow)

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