sa·​vate sə-ˈvät How to pronounce savate (audio)
: a form of boxing in which blows are delivered with either the hands or the feet

Word History


French, literally, old shoe

First Known Use

1843, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of savate was in 1843

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“Savate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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