Definition of Punch-drunk

1. Adjective. Dazed from or as if from repeated blows. "Slaphappy with exhaustion"

Exact synonyms: Silly, Slaphappy
Language type: Colloquialism
Similar to: Confused



Definition of Punch-drunk

1. Adjective. (alternative spelling of punch drunk) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Punch-drunk

pumy
pumy stone
pun
puna
punalua
punaluan
punaluas
punas
punce
punced
puncept
puncepts
punces
punch
punch-drunk (current term)
punch-up
punch-ups
punch above one's weight
punch bag
punch below one's weight
punch bowl
punch bowl waterfall
punch bowl waterfalls
punch buggy
punch card
punch cards
punch clock
punch clocks
punch drunk

Literary usage of Punch-drunk

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1. Stage-Coach and Tavern Days by Alice Morse Earle (1900)
"To show the amount of punch drunk at a minister's ordination in New England in 1785, I will state that the eighty people attending in the morning had thirty ..."

2. Stage-Coach and Tavern Days by Alice Morse Earle (1900)
"... punch drunk at a minister's ordination in New England in 1785, I will state that the eighty people attending in the morning had thirty bowls of punch ..."

3. Laurel Leaves: Original Poems, Stories, and Essays by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1875)
"I fear there was over-much wine- drinking, and I am sure there was a fearful amount of punch drunk. Charley never drank to excess, never lost his ..."

4. Laurel Leaves: Original Poems, Stories, and Essays by William Fearing Gill (1884)
"I fear there was over-much wine- drinking, and I am sure there was a fearful amount of punch drunk. Charley never drank to excess, never lost his ..."

5. England, Wales and Scotland by Johann Georg Kohl (1844)
"... in his Travels, declares it to be an Indian word, signifying the elements. The punch drunk in the Highlands, however, does not consist of many ..."

6. The Leather Pushers by Harry Charles Witwer (1921)
"... sensational victory for many's the battered and punch-drunk box fighter. Next to the ability to knock a man kickin' with either hand and the heart to ..."

7. The London Magazine by John Scott, John Taylor (1827)
"... of the beauty of Quadroons, and the delights of an iced bowl of artfully compounded rum punch, drunk amidst the cooling breezes of a tropical evening, ..."

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