Fisting



[fist] /fɪst/

noun
1.
the hand closed tightly, with the fingers doubled into the palm.
2.
Informal. the hand.
3.
Informal. a person’s handwriting.
4.
Printing. (def 8).
verb (used with object)
5.
to make (one’s hand) into a fist.
6.
to grasp in the fist.
[fahyst] /faɪst/
noun
1.
Chiefly South Midland and Southern U.S. a small mongrel dog, especially one that is ill-tempered; cur; mutt.
verb (used without object)
2.
South Midland U.S. to prance or strut about:
Look at him feist around in his new clothes.
/fɪst/
noun
1.
a hand with the fingers clenched into the palm, as for hitting
2.
Also called fistful. the quantity that can be held in a fist or hand
3.
an informal word for hand, index (sense 9)
verb
4.
(transitive) to hit with the fist
n.

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).
n.

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”).

noun

Related Terms

make money hand over fist
see: hand over fist

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