pummel

[ puhm-uhl ]
/ ˈpʌm əl /

verb (used with object), pum·meled, pum·mel·ing or (especially British) pum·melled, pum·mel·ling.

to beat or thrash with or as if with the fists.

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Origin of pummel

First recorded in 1540–50; alteration of pommel

OTHER WORDS FROM pummel

un·pum·meled, adjectiveun·pum·melled, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for pummel

pummel
/ (ˈpʌməl) /

verb -mels, -melling or -melled or US -mels, -meling or -meled

(tr) to strike repeatedly with or as if with the fistsAlso (less commonly): pommel

Word Origin for pummel

C16: see pommel
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