- the hand closed tightly, with the fingers doubled into the palm.
- Informal. the hand.
- Informal. a person's handwriting.
- Printing. index(def 8).
- to make (one's hand) into a fist.
- to grasp in the fist.
Origin of fist1
or fice fist
- Chiefly South Midland and Southern U.S. a small mongrel dog, especially one that is ill-tempered; cur; mutt.
- South Midland U.S. to prance or strut about: Look at him feist around in his new clothes.
Origin of feist
Examples from the Web for fisted
Historical Examples of fisted
- (tr) to hit with the fist
Word Origin for fist
also fist, "a breaking wind, foul smell, fart," mid-15c. (Old English had present participle fisting), a general West Germanic word; cf. Middle Dutch veest, Dutch vijst (see feisty).
Old English fyst, from West Germanic *fustiz (cf. Old Saxon and Old High German fust, Old Frisian fest, Middle Dutch vuust, Dutch vuist, German Faust), from Proto-Germanic *fukhstiz, probably ultimately from PIE *penkwe- "five" (cf. Old Church Slavonic pesti, Russian piasti "fist").
see hand over fist.