pugilist

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Etymology[edit]

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).

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French pugiliste.

Noun[edit]

pugilist m ‎(plural pugiliști, feminine equivalent pugilistă)

  1. boxer

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