pugilist

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin pugil (boxer) +‎ -ist, related to pugnus (fist),[1] from Proto-Indo-European *pewǵ- (prick, punch). Compare contemporary pugilism (boxing) (1791).

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NounEdit

pugilist (plural pugilists)

  1. One who fights with their fists; especially a professional prize fighter; a boxer. [from 1790]

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  1. ^ Douglas Harper (2001–2022), “pugilist”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French pugiliste.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˌpy.ɣiˈlɪst/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: pu‧gi‧list
  • Rhymes: -ɪst

NounEdit

pugilist m (plural pugilisten, feminine pugiliste)

  1. pugilist, boxer, fistfighter
    Synonyms: bokser, vuistvechter

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RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French pugiliste.

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pugilist m (plural pugiliști, feminine equivalent pugilistă)

  1. pugilist, boxer (participant in a boxing match)

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