pugilist

[ pyoo-juh-list ]
/ ˈpyu dʒə lɪst /

noun

a person who fights with the fists; a boxer, usually a professional.

Origin of pugilist

1780–90; < Latin pugil (see pugilism) + -ist

Related forms

pu·gi·lis·tic, adjectivepu·gi·lis·ti·cal·ly, adverbun·pu·gil·is·tic, adjective
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