[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.
[puhngk-teyt] /ˈpʌŋk teɪt/ adjective 1. marked with points or dots; having minute spots or depressions. /ˈpʌŋkteɪt/ adjective 1. having or marked with minute spots, holes, or depressions adj. “dotted, marked with dots,” 1760, from Modern Latin punctuatus, from Latin punctum “point” (see point). Related: Punctation. punctate punc·tate (pŭngk’tāt’) adj. Having tiny spots, points, or depressions.
- Punctate hemorrhage
punctate hemorrhage n. See petechial hemorrhage.
- Punctate hyalosis
punctate hyalosis n. A form of hyalosis characterized by minute opacities in the vitreous humor.
- Punctate keratitis
punctate keratitis n. See precipitate.