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punch-drunk

[puhnch-druhngk] /ˈpʌntʃˌdrʌŋk/
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
1915-1920
1915-20, Americanism
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British Dictionary definitions for punch-drunk

punch-drunk

adjective
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 in Medicine

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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Slang definitions & phrases for punch-drunk

punch-drunk

adjective
  1. Exhibiting brain damage from repeated blows to the head; slow in movement, slurring in speech, disoriented and shambling; punchy, slap-happy
  2. Dazed from overwork, excessive stress, etc: He was punch-drunk after the annual meeting (1915+)

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