punch, clout, poke, lick, biff, slug(noun)
(boxing) a blow with the fist
"I gave him a clout on his nose"
an iced mixed drink usually containing alcohol and prepared for multiple servings; normally served in a punch bowl
a tool for making holes or indentations
deliver a quick blow to
"he punched me in the stomach"
drive forcibly as if by a punch
"the nail punched through the wall"
make a hole into or between, as for ease of separation
"perforate the sheets of paper"
Name of a glove puppet who was the main character used in a Punch and Judy show.
Name of a famous satirical magazine
Indicates a high level of professionalism because of being a past contributor to the magazine.
Origin: Shortened form of puncheon, from ponchon, from punctus, perfect passive participle of pungo.
a beverage composed of wine or distilled liquor, water (or milk), sugar, and the juice of lemon, with spice or mint; -- specifically named from the kind of spirit used; as rum punch, claret punch, champagne punch, etc
the buffoon or harlequin of a puppet show
a short, fat fellow; anything short and thick
one of a breed of large, heavy draught horses; as, the Suffolk punch
to thrust against; to poke; as, to punch one with the end of a stick or the elbow
a thrust or blow
a tool, usually of steel, variously shaped at one end for different uses, and either solid, for stamping or for perforating holes in metallic plates and other substances, or hollow and sharpedged, for cutting out blanks, as for buttons, steel pens, jewelry, and the like; a die
an extension piece applied to the top of a pile; a dolly
a prop, as for the roof of a mine
to perforate or stamp with an instrument by pressure, or a blow; as, to punch a hole; to punch ticket
Origin: [Prov. E. Cf. Punchy.]
Punch, or the London Charivari was a British weekly magazine of humour and satire established in 1841 by Henry Mayhew and engraver Ebenezer Landells. Historically, it was most influential in the 1840s and 50s, when it helped to coin the term "cartoon" in its modern sense as a humorous illustration. It became a British institution, but after the 1940s, when its circulation peaked, it went into a long decline, finally closing in 1992. It was revived in 1996, but closed again in 2002.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
punsh, n. contr. of Punchinello, a humpbacked, hook-nosed puppet with a squeaking voice, one of the two main actors in the street puppet-show 'Punch and Judy:' Punch, or the London Charivari, the chief illustrated English comic journal (begun 17th July 1841). [Through the influence of prov. Eng. punch, a variant of bunch, thick.]
punsh, adj. (prov.) short and fat.—n. a short and fat man: a short-legged, round-bodied horse.—adj. Punch′y. [Prob. a variant of bunch.]
punsh, n. a drink of five ingredients—spirit, water, sugar, lemon-juice, and spice.—ns. Punch′-bowl, a large bowl for making punch in; Punch′-lād′le, a ladle for filling glasses from a punch-bowl. [Hind. panch, five—Sans. pancha, five.]
punsh, v.t. to prick or pierce with something sharp or blunt: to make a hole in with a steel tool.—n. a tool either blunt, or hollow and sharp-edged, for stamping or perforating: a kind of awl.—n. Punch′er. [A shortened form of puncheon, a tool.]
punsh, v.t. to strike or hit: to beat with the fist, as one's head.—n. a stroke or blow with the fist, elbow, &c. [Prob. a corr. of punish.]
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
the name of the chief character in a well-known puppet show of Italian origin, and appropriated as the title of the leading English comic journal, which is accompanied with illustrations conceived in a humorous vein and conducted in satire, from a liberal Englishman's standpoint, of the follies and weaknesses of the leaders of public opinion and fashion in modern social life. It was started in 1841 under the editorship of Henry Mayhew and Mark Lemon; and the wittiest literary men of the time as well as the cleverest artists have contributed to its pages, enough to mention of the former Thackeray, Douglas Jerrold, and Tom Hood, and of the latter Doyle, Leech, Tenniel, Du Maurier, and Lindley Sambourne.
The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz
A weekly obituary notice from London, chronicling the death of Humor. Never make a mountain out of a mole-hill--Try gold, silver, copper or radium--there's more in it. Q Charity begins at home--but ends when you reach The Cook. QUACK The Duck family's favorite physician.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'punch' in Nouns Frequency: #2830
The numerical value of punch in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of punch in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
We are all only God’s joke here having the same punch line.
At least the Pilgrim Fathers used to shoot Indians: the Pilgrim Children merely punch time clocks.
Don't sit there and take the punch. Punch back this world has cruel jokes You have to be ready for whatever it will throw at you.
It's thrilling, there's always an underdog story, the little guy trying to punch above their weight story, and I think people will get behind it.
I couldn't even see who threw the punch, but I saw our guy's head go back, and it looked like he was getting ready to punch back whoever did it and a shot went off.
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- cop de punyCatalan, Valencian
- děrovačka, důlčíkCzech
- Schwung, Locher, Bowle, abstempeln, Faustschlag, Lochzange, Punsch, Lochung, [[mit]] [[der]] [[Faust]] [[schlagen]], lochenGerman
- pugnobato, pugnobatiEsperanto
- taladrar, puñete, perforadora, punzonar, perforar, dar un puñetazo, picar, puñetazo, sacabocado, poncheSpanish
- isku, rei'itin, iskunappula, nyrkinisku, reikä, nyrkillä, rei'ittää, tuupata, tuurna, rei'ittäjä, lävistin, booli, läpi, nappia, leimata, naputellaFinnish
- poinçonneuse, poinçonnage, poinçonner, pointeau, coup de poing, poinçon, punchFrench
- ütés, puncs, üt, lyukaszt, energiaHungarian
- dare un pugnoItalian
- パンチ, 勢い, 穴開け, 殴打, 穴開け器, 穴, 穿孔, 殴るJapanese
- დარტყმა, ჩარტყმაGeorgian
- panihi, moto, pokapokaMāori
- punsjNorwegian Nynorsk
- skasować, otwór, cios, dziurkacz, poncz, kop, dziurkaPolish
- soco, perfuradora, murro, ponche, esmurrar, perfurar, socarPortuguese
- энергия, дырокол, удар, кернер, пуншRussian
- grushtim, bularës, grusht, shpues, shpoj, grushtoj, shënojAlbanian
- slag, hålslagare, bål, slåSwedish
- hokaTonga (Tonga Islands)
- römapöjin, pöjinVolapük
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