MEANING: noun: The hobby or sport of fighting with fists: boxing.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin pugil (boxer), from pugnare (to fight), from pugnus (fist). Ultimately from the Indo-European root peuk- (to prick), which also gave us point, puncture, pungent, punctual, poignant, pounce, poniard, oppugn, repugn, impugn, pugilist, repugnant, pugnacious, and propugnaculum. Earliest documented use: 1788.

RUGILISM - a style of interior-decorating featuring small carpets in many places

PURILISM - childishness

BUGILISM - 1. government by insects; 2. government by horn-players