Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun fisticuffs

2 senses of fisticuffs

Sense 1
fistfight, fisticuffs, slugfest -- (a fight with bare fists)
       => fight, fighting, combat, scrap -- (the act of fighting; any contest or struggle; "a fight broke out at the hockey game"; "there was fighting in the streets"; "the unhappy couple got into a terrible scrap")

Sense 2
boxing, pugilism, fisticuffs -- (fighting with the fists)
       => contact sport -- (a sport that necessarily involves body contact between opposing players)

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