pugilist

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

1790, Latin pugil (boxer) +‎ -ist, related to pugnus (fist),[1] from Proto-Indo-European roots. Compare contemporary pugilism (boxing) (1791).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

pugilist (plural pugilists)

  1. One who fights with his fists; especially a professional prize fighter; a boxer.

Usage notesEdit

A rather fancy term, and may be considered pretentious, the simpler term boxer is much more common.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ pugilist” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).

RomanianEdit

NounEdit

pugilist n

  1. boxer

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Last modified on 3 April 2014, at 15:49