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[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.



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