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PUNCH-DRUNK

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does punch-drunk mean? 

PUNCH-DRUNK (adjective)
  The adjective PUNCH-DRUNK has 1 sense:

1. dazed from or as if from repeated blows

  Familiarity information: PUNCH-DRUNK used as an adjective is very rare.


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PUNCH-DRUNK (adjective)


Sense 1punch-drunk [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Dazed from or as if from repeated blows

Synonyms:

punch-drunk; slaphappy; silly

Context examples:

knocked silly by the impact / slaphappy with exhaustion

Similar:

confused (mentally confused; unable to think with clarity or act intelligently)

Domain usage:

colloquialism (a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech)


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