fisticuffs

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plural noun fist·i·cuffs \ˈfi-sti-ˌkəfs\

Definition of fisticuffs

  1. :  a fight with the fists

Origin and Etymology of fisticuffs

alteration of fisty cuff, from fisty fistic + cuff


First Known Use: 1605


FISTICUFFS Defined for English Language Learners

fisticuffs

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plural noun fist·i·cuffs \ˈfi-sti-ˌkəfs\

Definition of fisticuffs for English Language Learners

  • : a fight with fists


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