pugilist

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

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pugilist (plural pugilists)

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

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  1. ^ pugilist” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2017.

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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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