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pugilist

[ pyoo-juh-list ]
/ ˈpyu dʒə lɪst /
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noun

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

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Origin of pugilist

First recorded in 1780–90; from Latin pugil (see pugilism) + -ist
pu·gi·lis·tic [pyoo-juh-lis-tik] /ˌpyu dʒəˈlɪs tɪk/ adjective
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