tussle (v.)
"to struggle, scuffle, wrestle confusedly," late 15c. (transitive); 1630s (intransitive), Scottish and northern English variant of touselen (see tousle). Related: Tussled; tussling.
tussle (n.)
"a struggle, conflict, scuffle," 1620s (but rare before 19c.), from tussle (v.).