from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Characterized by vigor or drive: "He speaks in short, punchy sentences, using plain, populist words that excite” ( Washington Post).
- adj. Groggy or dazed from or as if from a punch or series of punches; punch-drunk.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Having a punch; effective; forceful; spirited; vigorous.
- adj. Behaving or appearing punch drunk.
- adj. Being over-reactive to routine events.
- adj. A term used by Nordic skiers (especially skate skiers) to describe groomed snow that does not support the weight of a skier, especially when the skier’s weight is all on one ski, resulting a ski punching through the surface of the snow.
- adj. short and thick; fat; paunchy
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Short and thick, or fat.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Paunchy; pot-bellied; short, squat, and fat.
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