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: a blow with the fist or hand
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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1600, in the meaning defined at sense 1
alteration of earlier fisty cuff, from fisty + cuff (blow)
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