pugilist

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

pugilist (plural pugilists)

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

Derived terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

Translations[edit]

References[edit]

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

Romanian[edit]

Noun[edit]

pugilist n

  1. boxer

Related terms[edit]