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(especially of a boxer) having cerebral concussion caused by repeated blows to the head and consequently exhibiting unsteadiness of gait, hand tremors, slow muscular movement, hesitant speech, and dulled mentality.
Informal. befuddled; dazed.

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1.  demonstrating or characteristic of the behaviour of a person who has suffered repeated blows to the head, esp a professional boxer
2.  dazed; stupefied

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punch-drunk (pŭnch'drŭngk')
Showing signs of brain damage caused by repeated blows to the head. Used especially of a boxer.

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punch-drunk definition

and punchy
  1. mod.
    unstable; stupid acting; bewildered. (From a term describing a boxer suffering from brain damage.) : I feel sort of punch-drunk after a roller coaster ride.
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