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fisticuff

[fis-ti-kuhf] /ˈfɪs tɪˌkʌf/
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 of fisticuff
1595-1605
1595-1605; earlier fisty cuff. See fist1, -y1, cuff2
Related forms
fisticuffer, noun
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fisticuffs

/ˈfɪstɪˌkʌfs/
plural noun
1.
combat with the fists
Word Origin
C17: probably from fisty with the fist + cuff²
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Word Origin and History for fisticuffs
n.

c.1600, from fist (n.) + cuff, perhaps in imitation of handiwork. Related: Fisticuff.

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