[puhn-chee] /ˈpʌn tʃi/
adjective, punchier, punchiest. Informal.
being or appearing vigorously effective; forceful.
adjective punchier, punchiest
an informal word for punch-drunk
(informal) incisive or forceful: a punchy article
“nervously anxious; irritable from fatigue,” 1937, from punch (v.) + -y (2). Perhaps originally a shortening of punch-drunk. Related: Punchily; punchiness.
“full of vigor,” 1926, from punch (n.3) + -y (2). Related: Punchily; punchiness.
[puhn-chuh-nel-oh] /ˌpʌn tʃəˈnɛl oʊ/ noun, plural Punchinellos, Punchinelloes. 1. a grotesque or absurd chief character in a puppet show of Italian origin: the prototype of Punch. 2. any similarly grotesque or absurd person or thing. /ˌpʌntʃɪˈnɛləʊ/ noun (pl) -los, -loes 1. a type of clown from Italian burlesque or puppet shows, the prototype of Punch […]
[puhnch] /pʌntʃ/ noun 1. a thrusting blow, especially with the fist. 2. forcefulness, effectiveness, or pungency in content or appeal; power; zest: a letter to voters that needs more punch. verb (used with object) 3. to give a sharp thrust or blow to, especially with the fist. 4. Western U.S. and Western Canada. to drive […]
noun 1. an inflated or stuffed bag, usually suspended, punched with the fists as an exercise. 2. Informal. a person serving as an object of abuse; scapegoat: I told him that I wasn’t going to be a punching bag for anyone. noun phrase A target; butt; whipping boy; scapegoat: Milken has come to be regarded […]
noun 1. the climactic phrase or sentence in a joke, speech, advertisement, or humorous story that produces the desired effect. noun 1. the culminating part of a joke, funny story, etc, that gives it its humorous or dramatic point noun phrase The last line or part of a joke, which makes it funny; kicker, zinger: […]