- to beat or thrash with or as if with the fists.
Origin of pummel
Related Words for pummelledknock, pelt, trounce, punch, crush, thrash, smack, batter, bash, wallop, lash, flog, maul, whip, pound, hit, club, cudgel, ram, clout
Examples from the Web for pummelled
Historical Examples of pummelled
"Don't you talk to mah sister that way," Jason shouted as he pummelled the doctor.The Premiere
She pummelled its cushions with her fists for some time and then put a pillow on it.Lalage's Lovers
George A. Birmingham
He gesticulated, he swore and he pummelled the cringing Hentzi.The Secret of the Silver Car
Penrod pummelled till he was tired, and produced no greater effect.Penrod
It was different when we were children and pummelled each other.'Corleone
F. Marion Crawford
- (tr) to strike repeatedly with or as if with the fistsAlso (less commonly): pommel
Word Origin for pummel
1540s, alteration of pommel in the verbal sense of "to beat repeatedly." In early use pumble, poumle; current spelling from c.1600. Related: Pummeled; pummeling.