fisticuffs

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

Definition of fisticuffs

:a fight with the fists

Origin and Etymology of fisticuffs

alteration of fisty cuff, from fisty fistic + cuff


FISTICUFFS Defined for English Language Learners

fisticuffs

noun

Definition of fisticuffs for English Language Learners

  • : a fight with fists


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