See also: punchline
Probably American. It was probably meant to be likened to a quick, sharp punch.
- The final part of a joke; the word, sentence, or exchange of sentences that is intended to be funny and provokes laughter from the listeners.
- That was quite a build-up for such a puny punch line.
- More generally, a final, concluding statement that an explanation has been leading up to.
final part of a joke