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fisticuffs
American English: /ˈfɪstɪˌkəfs/
British English: /ˈfɪstɪkʌfs/

Translation of fisticuffs in Spanish:

noun

uncountable
  • [dated] (+ singular or plural verb)
    puñetazos (masculine plural) [colloquial]
    tortazos (masculine plural) [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • Every dispute from fisticuffs in the street to a battle in a grand war needs its goodies and baddies.
    • Car owners have also become so touchy and fussy about the parking space that any encroachment leads to heated arguments and bouts of fisticuffs.
    • The incident began with words in a bar, with an alleged insult to some women, then a confrontation with fisticuffs and bottles being thrown.

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