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- n. One who fights with his fists; especially a professional prize fighter; a boxer.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who fights with his fists; esp., a professional prize fighter; a boxer.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A boxer; one who fights with his fists.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. someone who fights with his fists for sport
1790, Latin pugil ("boxer") + -ist, related to pugnus ("fist"), from Proto-Indo-European roots. Compare contemporary pugilism ("boxing") (1791). (Wiktionary)