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punchy

[ puhn-chee ]
/ ˈpʌn tʃi /
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adjective, punch·i·er, punch·i·est.Informal.
being or appearing vigorously effective; forceful.
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Origin of punchy

First recorded in 1935–40; punch1 + -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM punchy

punch·i·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for punchy

punchy
/ (ˈpʌntʃɪ) /

adjective punchier or punchiest
an informal word for punch-drunk
informal incisive or forcefula punchy article

Derived forms of punchy

punchily, adverbpunchiness, noun
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