fisticuff

[ fis-ti-kuhf ]
/ ˈfɪs tɪˌkʌf /

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.

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Origin of fisticuff

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

OTHER WORDS FROM fisticuff

fist·i·cuff·er, noun
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