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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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

Etymologies

1790, Latin pugil ("boxer") +‎ -ist, related to pugnus ("fist"), from Proto-Indo-European roots. Compare contemporary pugilism ("boxing") (1791). (Wiktionary)

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