the climactic phrase or sentence in a joke, speech, advertisement, or humorous story that produces the desired effect.
the culminating part of a joke, funny story, etc, that gives it its humorous or dramatic point
The last line or part of a joke, which makes it funny; kicker, zinger: I remember the jokes, but not the punch lines (1921+)
noun, Informal. 1. a list of unfinished matters that require attention.
[puhnch-out] /ˈpʌntʃˌaʊt/ noun 1. a small section of cardboard or metal surrounded by perforations so that it can be easily forced out. 2. Slang. a fistfight or brawl. noun A fistfight; brawl; fisticuffs (1970s+)
noun, Machinery. 1. a power-driven machine used to cut, draw, or otherwise shape material, especially metal sheets, with dies, under pressure or by heavy blows.
noun 1. a spoon having a pierced bowl and a barbed end for removing fruit, ice, etc., from punch.