[ fist ]
/ fɪst /
the hand closed tightly, with the fingers doubled into the palm.
Informal. the hand.
Informal. a person's handwriting.
Printing. index(def 8).
verb (used with object)
to make (one's hand) into a fist.
to grasp in the fist.
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Origin of fist1
before 900; Middle English; Old English fȳst; cognate with German Faust fist; perhaps akin to five
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Definition for fisted (2 of 2)
or fice fist
[ fahyst ]
/ faɪst /
Chiefly South Midland and Southern U.S. a small mongrel dog, especially one that is ill-tempered; cur; mutt.
verb (used without object)
South Midland U.S. to prance or strut about: Look at him feist around in his new clothes.
Origin of feist
1760–70; compare (from 16th cent.) fisting hound, fisting cur, as contemptuous epithets for any kind of dog (present participle of fist to break wind, late Middle English; compare Old English fisting breaking wind, Middle Low German vīst, German Fist fart); (def 2) perhaps back formation from feisty
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British Dictionary definitions for fisted
/ (fɪst) /
(tr) to hit with the fist
Word Origin for fist
Old English fӯst; related to Old Frisian fest, Old Saxon, Old High German fūst; see five
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Idioms and Phrases with fisted
see hand over fist.
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