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pugilist

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one that engages in the sport of fighting with the fists
  • a pugilist with the trademark of the boxing ring: a nose that showed signs of having been broken on more than one occasion

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The first known use of pugilist was circa 1740

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“Pugilist.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/pugilist. Accessed 12 December 2019.

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