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[too-fis-tid] /ˈtuˈfɪs tɪd/
ready for or inclined to physical combat.
strong and vigorous.
Origin of two-fisted
An Americanism dating back to 1765-75; two + fist1 + -ed3 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for two-fisted
Historical Examples
  • Now, that's healthy doin's fur a two-fisted Christian, ain't it?

    The Spenders Harry Leon Wilson
  • Men like what the magazines call “a red-blooded, two-fisted, he-man.”

  • Mrs. Harrison came and got into the work “two-fisted,” as she said herself.

    The Girls of Hillcrest Farm

    Amy Bell Marlowe
  • At the head of the procession was the "two-fisted" Centralia bunch.

    The Centralia Conspiracy Ralph Chaplin
  • No meal can ever be like breakfast to them that's two-fisted, and Angus was.

    Somewhere in Red Gap

    Harry Leon Wilson
  • For a fact, you never hooked such double-decked, copper-riveted, two-fisted smoke enjoyment!

    Babbitt Sinclair Lewis
  • We approached a big, two-fisted, well-dressed man who stood before the bar.

    The Indians' Last Fight

    Dennis Collins
  • On the other hand, Young Dick learned two-legged, two-fisted democracy.

  • One company boasted one hundred and twenty-five six-footers and all were two-fisted fighters.

    The A.E.F. Heywood Broun
  • The crew of a packet made sail or took it in with the two-fisted mates to show them how.

    The Old Merchant Marine Ralph D. Paine
British Dictionary definitions for two-fisted


(US) strong, tough, and vigorous: a hard-drinking two-fisted hunter
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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