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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Characterized by vigor or drive.
  • adjective Groggy or dazed from or as if from a punch or series of punches; punch-drunk.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Paunchy; pot-bellied; short, squat, and fat.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Short and thick, or fat.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Having a punch; effective; forceful; spirited; vigorous.
  • adjective Behaving or appearing punch drunk.
  • adjective figuratively, of a person Being over-reactive to routine events.
  • adjective skiing 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.
  • adjective dated short and thick; fat; paunchy

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