the hand closed tightly, with the fingers doubled into the palm.
Informal. the hand.
Informal. a person’s handwriting.
Printing. (def 8).
verb (used with object)
to make (one’s hand) into a fist.
to grasp in the fist.
Chiefly South Midland and Southern U.S. a small mongrel dog, especially one that is ill-tempered; cur; mutt.
verb (used without object)
South Midland U.S. to prance or strut about:
Look at him feist around in his new clothes.
a hand with the fingers clenched into the palm, as for hitting
Also called fistful. the quantity that can be held in a fist or hand
an informal word for hand, index (sense 9)
(transitive) to hit with the fist
also fist, “a breaking wind, foul smell, fart,” mid-15c. (Old English had present participle fisting), a general West Germanic word; cf. Middle Dutch veest, Dutch vijst (see feisty).
Old English fyst, from West Germanic *fustiz (cf. Old Saxon and Old High German fust, Old Frisian fest, Middle Dutch vuust, Dutch vuist, German Faust), from Proto-Germanic *fukhstiz, probably ultimately from PIE *penkwe- “five” (cf. Old Church Slavonic pesti, Russian piasti “fist”).
make money hand over fist
see: hand over fist
[fist-fahyt] /ˈfɪstˌfaɪt/ noun 1. a using bare .
[fist-foo l] /ˈfɪst fʊl/ noun, plural fistfuls. 1. a handful: a fistful of pennies. n. 1610s, from fist (n.) + -ful. noun
[fis-tee-an-uh, -ah-nuh] /ˌfɪs tiˈæn ə, -ˈɑ nə/ noun, Informal. 1. the sport or world of boxing: one of fistiana’s most colorful characters. noun The sport or business of prizefighting; the boxing game: that hotbed of fistiana known as Las Cruces (1840+)