wrist wrestling


: a form of arm wrestling in which opponents interlock thumbs instead of gripping hands

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The World Games offers more than 60 events ranging from traditional sports to angling, bowling, darts, kite surfing, skeet shooting, tug of war and wrist wrestling. San Diego Union-Tribune, 8 Aug. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1968, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of wrist wrestling was in 1968

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Cite this Entry

“Wrist wrestling.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wrist%20wrestling. Accessed 5 Feb. 2023.

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