WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
fist•i•cuffs /ˈfɪstɪˌkʌfs/USA pronunciation   n. [uncountable]
  1. combat with the fists.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
fist•i•cuff  (fisti kuf′),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. a cuff or blow with the fist.
  2. fisticuffs, combat with the fists.

v.t., v.i. 
  1. to strike or fight with the fists.
fisti•cuff′er, n. 
  • earlier fisty cuff. See fist1, -y1, cuff2 1595–1605


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

fisticuffs /ˈfɪstɪˌkʌfs/ pl n
  1. combat with the fists
Etymology: 17th Century: probably from fisty with the fist + cuff²



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