bareknuckle

bareknuckle
bare•knuck•le
[[t]ˈbɛərˈnʌk əl[/t]] also bare′knuck′led adj.
1) spo (of a prizefight, prizefighter, etc.) without boxing gloves; using the bare fists
2) without conventional niceties:
bareknuckle bargaining[/ex]
3) in a rough-and-tumble manner
Etymology: 1920–25

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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