- noun /ˈfɪs.tɪ.kʌfs/a) An impromptu fight with the fists, usually between only two people.
People who share a cell in the Basti[l]le if they do not immediately fall to fisticuffs, will find some possible ground of compromise.
, his head all scarred with the sticks and fisticuffs which he had got in the taverns at Utrecht,
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fisticuffs — c.1600, from FIST (Cf. fist) + CUFF (Cf. cuff), perhaps in imitation of handiwork. Related: Fisticuffs … Etymology dictionary
fisticuffs — [fis′ti kufs΄] pl.n. 〚/span> FIST + CUFF2〛 Old fashioned the act or skill of fighting with the fists * * * fist·i·cuffs (fĭsʹtĭ kŭfs ) pl.n. 1. A fistfig … Universalium
fisticuffs — index affray, brawl Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
fisticuffs — ► PLURAL NOUN ▪ fighting with the fists … English terms dictionary
fisticuffs — [fis′ti kufs΄] pl.n. [< FIST + CUFF2] Old fashioned the act or skill of fighting with the fists … English World dictionary
fisticuffs — n. to engage in fisticuffs * * * to engage in fisticuffs … Combinatory dictionary
fisticuffs — [[t]fɪ̱stikʌfs[/t]] N UNCOUNT Fisticuffs is fighting in which people try to hit each other with their fists. [HUMOROUS or OLD FASHIONED] … English dictionary
fisticuffs — noun plural Etymology: alteration of fisty cuff, from fisty fistic + cuff Date: 1605 a fight with the fists … New Collegiate Dictionary
fisticuffs — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. fistfight, boxing, encounter; see boxing , fight 1 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun A physical conflict involving two or more: fight, fistfight, scrap2, scuffle, tussle. Slang: rumble. See CONFLICT … English dictionary for students
fisticuffs — fis|ti|cuffs [ˈfıstıkʌfs] n [plural] old fashioned a fight in which you use your ↑bare hands to hit someone often used humorously … Dictionary of contemporary English