Definition of pugilistic adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

pugilistic

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˌpjuːdʒɪˈlɪstɪk//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌpjuːdʒɪˈlɪstɪk//
 
(old-fashioned or humorous)
 
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connected with boxing or boxers pugilistic prowess