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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Brawling with the hands; A brawl with bare knuckles.

Usage examples (32)
  • ` ` We like Ricky's competitive spirit for sure, but we definitely don't need him getting into any kind of fisticuffs, '' Nolan said.
  • She actually knows how to use "fisticuffs" in a sentence without sounding smug.
  • The rhetorical trick of belittling the matter by speaking of it as "fisticuffs" will not pass in this discussion.
  • As the MINNEAPOLIS STAR-TRIBUNE said of the imbroglio (while earning bonus points for use of the term "fisticuffs"): for more
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