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two-fisted

[too-fis-tid]
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adjective
  1. ready for or inclined to physical combat.
  2. strong and vigorous.
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Origin of two-fisted

An Americanism dating back to 1765–75; two + fist1 + -ed3
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Examples from the Web for two-fisted

Historical Examples

  • Now, that's healthy doin's fur a two-fisted Christian, ain't it?

    The Spenders

    Harry Leon Wilson

  • Men like what the magazines call “a red-blooded, two-fisted, he-man.”

  • Mrs. Harrison came and got into the work “two-fisted,” as she said herself.

  • At the head of the procession was the "two-fisted" Centralia bunch.

  • No meal can ever be like breakfast to them that's two-fisted, and Angus was.

    Somewhere in Red Gap

    Harry Leon Wilson


British Dictionary definitions for two-fisted

two-fisted

adjective
  1. US strong, tough, and vigorousa hard-drinking two-fisted hunter
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