adjective, punch·i·er, punch·i·est. Informal.Related formspunch·i·ness, noun
- being or appearing vigorously effective; forceful.
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British Dictionary definitions for punchier
adjective punchier or punchiestDerived Formspunchily, adverbpunchiness, noun
- an informal word for punch-drunk
- informal incisive or forcefula punchy article
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Word Origin and History for punchier
"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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