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pugilism  


      n   the art, practice, or profession of fighting with the fists; boxing  
     (C18: from Latin pugil a boxer; related to pugnus fist, pugna a fight)  
  pugilist      n  
  pugilistic      adj  
  pugilistically      adv  
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pugilist  

  
boxer, bruiser     (informal)   fighter, prizefighter, pug     (slang)  

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