WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
fist•i•cuffs /ˈfɪstɪˌkʌfs/USA pronunciation
n. [uncountable]WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
- combat with the fists.
(fis′ti kuf′),USA pronunciation n.
- a cuff or blow with the fist.
- fisticuffs, combat with the fists.
- to strike or fight with the fists.
- earlier fisty cuff. See fist1, -y1, cuff2 1595–1605
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fisticuffs /ˈfɪstɪˌkʌfs/ pl n
Etymology: 17th Century: probably from fisty with the fist + cuff²
- combat with the fists
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