pugilist

[ pyoo-juh-list ]
/ ˈpyu dʒə lɪst /

noun

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

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Origin of pugilist

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

OTHER WORDS FROM pugilist

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

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