fisticuff

[fis-ti-kuhf]

noun

a cuff or blow with the fist.
fisticuffs, combat with the fists.

verb (used with or without object)

to strike or fight with the fists.

Nearby words

  1. fist pump,
  2. fistfight,
  3. fistful,
  4. fistiana,
  5. fistic,
  6. fisticuffs,
  7. fistmele,
  8. fistnote,
  9. fistula,
  10. fistulation

Origin of fisticuff

1595–1605; earlier fisty cuff. See fist1, -y1, cuff2

Related formsfist·i·cuff·er, noun

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