Pugilism
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Pugilism

English

Etymology

From Latin pugil ("fist") +‎ -ism, related to pugnus ("fist"),[1] from Proto-Indo-European roots. Compare contemporary pugilist ("boxer"), 1790.

Pronunciation

Noun

pugilism (countable and uncountable, plural pugilisms)

  1. Fighting with fists. [from 1791]
    Synonym: boxing

Related terms

References

  1. ^ "pugilism" in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001-2020.

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