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Boxer

[bok-ser]
noun
a member of a Chinese secret society that carried on an unsuccessful uprising, 1898–1900 (Boxer Rebellion) principally against foreigners, culminating in a siege of foreign legations in Peking that was put down by an international expeditionary force.

Origin:
translation of Chinese yìhé juǎn Righteous Harmony Fist, name of the militant policy of the yìhé tuán Righteous Harmony Group

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boxer (ˈbɒksə)
 
n
1.  a person who boxes, either professionally or as a hobby; pugilist
2.  a medium-sized smooth-haired breed of dog with a short nose and a docked tail

Boxer (ˈbɒksə)
 
n
a.  a member of a nationalistic Chinese secret society that led an unsuccessful rebellion in 1900 against foreign interests in China
 b.  (as modifier): the Boxer Rebellion
 
[C18: rough translation of Chinese I Ho Ch'üan, literally: virtuous harmonious fist, altered from I Ho T'uan virtuous harmonious society]

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boxer
"fighter," late 15c., from box (n.2). The name of the breed of dog (1934), is from Ger. (the breed originated in Germany), itself taken from English boxer "fighter;" the dog so called for its pugnaciousness. Boxer shorts (1944) so called from their resemblance to the attire worn in the ring.
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