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Fisticuffs are a favourite pastime for the Victorian Gentleman, as well as a way to sort out minor scuffles and souffles. Unlike modern boxers, the Victorian Gentlemen were not layabouts nor lollygaggers; they required neither padding nor special equipment. Bare knuckle fighting was the order of the day, and some experts believe it was the special of the day. This mano-a-mano competition could continue for anything up to 45 days, both combatants circling each other slowly, weighing up the strengths and weakenesses of their opponent and smoking fine cigars. During fisticuffs, the jacket is always taken off, braces are unhooked from the shoulder and sleeves are rolled up.
Victorian Gentleman 1: Right-O Charles, did you see Johnathan over there challenge the Duke of York to throw down in fisticuffs?

Victorian Gentleman 2: Dear Lord, I daresay this could turn out to be a proper flogging! That pompus French bastard needs a good lashing

Victorian Gentleman 1: Right-O Charles! Right-O!
by Andrew KC January 01, 2006
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Referring to the heavy unfashionable winter jacket and patterned mittens Sanders wore to the inauguration of Joe Biden.
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To get in a fist fight. Bare knuckled fighting. At times said light heartedly. No weapons are used,

only your fists . An old fashion school yard scuffle
Magnús and Jóhann got into fisticuffs over who would be able to sit next Juanita.
The two longtime friends got into fisticuffs. Frankie growled to his buddy Seth ,"Put your dukes up! "I'm tired of your namby-pamby attitude and I'm about to knock some fire back into you."
by Yankeedoodle76 July 28, 2019
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Blows or cuffs with one's fist; a street fight.
Jack is down at the bar dealing out some fisticuffs to those bastards.
by yargh September 28, 2004
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A primitive dance usually done by 2 males late at night initiated by a slur or a pretty girl. Who clench both their hands and together, and move them up and down over their face (elbows down) while jumping from side to side in front of each other. The dance rarely ends with both parties impressed with their own or their partner's performance.
Alex: Wow that girl is hot
Joe: I done seen her first!
Alex: Let us dance in the manner of fisticuffs.
Joe: Agreed!
by Dialex November 21, 2005
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