Fisticuffs


Fisticuffs

(FIS-tee-kufs)

Noun:

-Fighting with the fists

-Bare knuckle fist fighting.

Early 17th century: probably from obsolete fisty 'relating to the fists or to fist fighting' + cuff

Used in a sentence:

"The sozzled gongoozler challenged the soigné gadabout to fisticuffs."

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