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punch +‎ -y


punchy (comparative punchier, superlative punchiest)

  1. Having a punch; effective; forceful; spirited; vigorous.
    Synonym: catchy
  2. Behaving or appearing punch drunk.
  3. (figuratively, of a person) Being over-reactive to routine events.
    I was so sleep deprived I was starting to get punchy.
  4. (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 in a ski punching through the surface of the snow.
  5. (dated) short and thick; fat; paunchy

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