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pu·gi·lism  audio  (pyj-lzm) KEY 

NOUN:
The skill, practice, and sport of fighting with the fists; boxing.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin pugil, pugilist; see peuk- in Indo-European roots

OTHER FORMS:
pugi·list(Noun), pugi·listic(Adjective)


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