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punch-drunk

[puhnch-druhngk]
adjective
1.
(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.
2.
Informal. befuddled; dazed.

Origin:
1915–20, Americanism

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

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