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Posted by R. Berg on October 21, 2002

In Reply to: "Fist a cuffs?" posted by James on October 21, 2002

: I'm not even sure that I'm spelling it correctly but does anyone know the origin of the phrase, "fist a cuffs" thanks, jamie

It's one word, "fisticuffs," and this archive entry:
http://www.phrases.org.uk/bulletin_board/5/messages/1388.html
(link below) tells the story.