fisticuff

fisticuff

[fis-ti-kuhf]
noun
1.
a cuff or blow with the fist.
2.
fisticuffs, combat with the fists.
verb (used with object), verb (used without object)
3.
to strike or fight with the fists.

Origin:
1595–1605; earlier fisty cuff. See fist1, -y1, cuff2

fisticuffer, noun
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