fisticuffs

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

Definition of fisticuffs 

: a fight with the fists

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Amid a sluggish free-agent market, in a winter of player discontent and labor fisticuffs via press release, perhaps no player has been subject to a stranger market than Moustakas. Rustin Dodd, kansascity, "Is anyone interested in Mike Moustakas? | The Kansas City Star," 6 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of fisticuffs

1605, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for fisticuffs

alteration of fisty cuff, from fisty fistic + cuff

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fistle

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The first known use of fisticuffs was in 1605

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fisticuffs

noun

English Language Learners Definition of fisticuffs

: a fight with fists

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