a spoon having a pierced bowl and a barbed end for removing fruit, ice, etc., from punch.
noun, Computers. 1. a narrow strip of paper in which holes are punched in designated patterns to represent characters: formerly in common use as an input/output medium. noun 1. Computers. . noun 1. a former name for punched tape noun 1. a strip of paper for recording information in the form of rows of either […]
- Punch the clock
verb phrase To do the minimum routinely required: The public has good instincts for when people are doing significant or courageous things in space and when merely punching the clock (1940s+)
[puhnch-uhp] /ˈpʌntʃˌʌp/ noun, Slang. 1. (def 2). noun 1. (Brit, informal) a fight, brawl, or violent argument
[puhn-chee] /ˈpʌn tʃi/ adjective, punchier, punchiest. Informal. 1. . 2. being or appearing vigorously effective; forceful. /ˈpʌntʃɪ/ adjective punchier, punchiest 1. an informal word for punch-drunk 2. (informal) incisive or forceful: a punchy article adj. “nervously anxious; irritable from fatigue,” 1937, from punch (v.) + -y (2). Perhaps originally a shortening of punch-drunk. Related: Punchily; […]