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Meaning of "fisticuffs" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD FISTICUFFS

Probably from fisty with the fist + cuff².
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PRONUNCIATION OF FISTICUFFS

fisticuffs  [ˈfɪstɪˌkʌfs] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF FISTICUFFS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Fisticuffs is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES FISTICUFFS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

fisticuffs

Bare-knuckle boxing

Bare-knuckle boxing is the original form of boxing, closely related to ancient combat sports. It involves two individuals fighting without boxing gloves or other padding on their hands. The difference between a streetfight and a bare-knuckle boxing match is an accepted set of rules, such as not striking a downed opponent.

Definition of fisticuffs in the English dictionary

The definition of fisticuffs in the dictionary is combat with the fists.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH FISTICUFFS


agrifoodstuffs
ˈæɡrɪˈfuːdstʌfs
Buffs
bʌfs
cuffs
kʌfs
feedstuffs
ˈfiːdstʌfs

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE FISTICUFFS

fissure eruption
fissure of Rolando
fissure of Sylvius
fissured
fist
fist bump
fistfight
fistful
fistiana
fistic
fistical
fisticuff
fistmele
fistnote
fistula
fistulae
fistular
fistulate
fistulous
fisty

WORDS THAT END LIKE FISTICUFFS

bikini briefs
briefs
cut-offs
feeding stuffs
golden handcuffs
handcuffs
page proofs
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Staffs
the Buffs

Synonyms and antonyms of fisticuffs in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «fisticuffs» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF FISTICUFFS

Find out the translation of fisticuffs to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of fisticuffs from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «fisticuffs» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

拳头
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

fisticuffs
570 millions of speakers

English

fisticuffs
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

मुक्केबाज़ी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

تلاكم
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

кулачные бои
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

socos
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ঘুসাঘুসি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

bagarre
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Fistikuffs
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Handgreiflichkeiten
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

殴り合い
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

주먹 싸움
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Fisticuffs
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

thoi người nào
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கைகலப்பும்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

खराखुरा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

yumruklaşma
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

pugilato
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

rękoczyny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

кулачні бої
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

pugilism
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

fisticuffs
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

bokspartij
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

fisticuffs
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

fisticuffs
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of fisticuffs

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «FISTICUFFS»

The term «fisticuffs» is regularly used and occupies the 97.991 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «FISTICUFFS» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about fisticuffs

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «FISTICUFFS»

Discover the use of fisticuffs in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to fisticuffs and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Stage Combat: Fisticuffs, Stunts, and Swordplay for Theater ...
Complete with illustrations and step-by-step directions, this book is a must-have for any actor spoiling for a fight—or the appearance of one.
Jenn Boughn, 2010
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The Hallowell-Graves Fisticuffs, 1775
We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
Allen French, 2011
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J. Howard Exhumed
Alex opened his eyes again to see Cory's smiling face and disarmingly said, “ Fisticuffs.” A smile found its way to Alex's face as Cory burst into an alarming rage . “They picked a local! To play me! And Fisticuffs!” Cory sped down the stairs and  ...
Silvanus don Gato, 2000
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The Criminal Code of Ohio with Forms and Precedents for ...
(Ohio v. Foy et al., Tappan, 103.) FORM OF CHARGE. Affray — fighting at fisticuffs. [Name the two defendants, instead of one, in the commencement], did unlawfully and willfully agree to fight and box together and with each other at fisticuffs, ...
Ohio, Daniel F. Wilson, Moses Fleming Wilson, 1908
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The Criminal Code of Ohio ...: And Digest of Decisions
AFFRAY— FIGHTING AT FISTICUFFS. [Name the two defendants, instead of one , in the commencement] — Did unlawfully and willfully agree to fight and box together and with each other at fisticuffs, and then and there unlawfully and willfully ...
Ohio, 1881
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Wilson's Ohio Criminal Code: Annotated with Decisions, Forms ...
Affray — Fighting at fisticuffs. (Name the two defendants, instead of one, in the commencement), did unlawfully and wilfully agree to fight and box together and with each other at fisticuffs, and then and there unlawfully and wilfully did fight and ...
Ohio, Moses Fleming Wilson, Daniel F. Wilson, 1918
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Woman and the republic: a survey of the woman-suffrage ...
When every statesman in our country was eagerly seeking a peaceful solution of the Hayes-Tilden dispute, it was not fisticuffs that they feared. When the Dostie convention was broken up and its leaders murdered in New Orleans, it was not by ...
Helen Kendrick Johnson, 1909
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Philo Vance Omnibus:
At thehalf:Sara Bellum, half a length;BlackRevel, a length; and Topspede...In the stretch: BlackRevel, a length; Fisticuffs, a headand gaining; andSara Bellum... AND the Rivermontwinner: Fisticuffs. The winner is Fisticuffs. Black Revelis second.
S.S. Van Dine, 2014
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Philo Vance Complete 12 Mysteries Murder Case (Illustrated)- ...
stretch: Black Revel, a length; Fisticuffs, a head and gaining; and Sara Bellum... AND the Rivermont winner: Fisticuffs. The winner is Fisticuffs. Black Revel is second. Sara Bellum is third. The numbers are 4, 7, and 3. Winner closed ateight tofive ...
S. S. Van Dine
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Garner's Modern American Usage
Cf. rescission (B). fisticuffs (= a fistfight), though singular in sense (a single fistfight being fisticuffs), is plural in form. Still, one refers to fisticuffs, not *afisticuffs —e.g.: “The city's famously combative District Attorney, Terence Hallinan, who got into ...
Bryan Garner, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «FISTICUFFS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term fisticuffs is used in the context of the following news items.
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Fisticuffs! Managers fist fight during Alaska League baseball game
The two quickly got into it and fisticuffs ensued. Soon, the benches had cleared and both teams were on the field. We thought this needed a ... «Yahoo Sports, Jul 15»
2
Sharif, 83, star of Zhivago, dies
In later years, Sharif faced prosecutions for fisticuffs. He pleaded no contest to a battery charge for striking a valet at a Beverly Hills, Calif., ... «Arkansas Online, Jul 15»
3
Birthday celebrations turn tragic, trivial fight results in death of one …
The argument that started during their autorickshaw ride home ended in fisticuffs and the rickshaw driver evicted the group from his vehicle on ... «The Indian Express, Jul 15»
4
Coyotes sign Scott
... Eriksson in October 2013 and had been the focal point of fisticuffs between the Sabres and Maple Leafs in a preseason brawl a month prior. «Sports Network, Jul 15»
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Excitement at the SP
So far, none of them have actually come to blows, unlike those in, I think, Taiwan, who actually got into fisticuffs when arguing with each other. «Visayan Daily Star, Jul 15»
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Editorial: Will we ever have an election devoid of violence?
This would also do away with the unnecessary arguments and debates that most often end up in fisticuffs that work against the peace of the ... «Graphic Online, Jul 15»
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A July 4th Product Placement America
... to see which (Firehouse, Fisticuffs, or Mountaineer) can hold up during a 100 wing outing at the Hooters World Wing Eating Championship. «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
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Lest grumpy old men forget: we were all reckless once
I recall drinking too much, crashing a few cars, offending my elders regularly, getting into fisticuffs that didn't go very well, mellowing on ... «Brisbane Times, Jul 15»
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Mistresses Recap: Third-Party Politics
No, not fisticuffs, but a good old-fashioned wood-chopping contest! CALISTA | I'm trying to come up with a zinger about how Luca rhymes with ... «TVLine, Jul 15»
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'Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 2' Spoilers: 6 Things We Learned …
... together in the final installment. Will it end in fisticuffs or will the two finally see eye to eye? Hemsworth joked that it could take a romantic turn. «International Business Times, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Fisticuffs [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/fisticuffs>. Jul 2020 ».
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