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punch line

noun

Simple Definition of punch line

  • : the words at the end of a joke or story that make it funny, surprising, etc.

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of punch line

  1. :  the sentence, statement, or phrase (as in a joke) that makes the point

Examples of punch line in a sentence

  1. She didn't understand the punch line.



1921

First Known Use of punch line

1921


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