- a cuff or blow with the fist.
- fisticuffs, combat with the fists.
- to strike or fight with the fists.
Origin of fisticuff
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Examples from the Web for fisticuff
Ireland and Scotland were about to set to; Erin was going to fisticuff Gajothel.The Man Who Laughs
There was a children's party, and two boys had a fisticuff over you.The Princess Elopes
In no account of this great conflict is any precision observed concerning the pell-mell and fisticuff parts of it.Mary Anerley
R. D. Blackmore
In a fisticuff or a rough-and-tumble fight, he was one of the most formidable men of the region in which he lived.The Life Of Abraham Lincoln
Ward H. Lamon
He went so far as to admit to himself that he would have liked nothing better than a fisticuff.The Carpet from Bagdad