Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

punchy

play
adjective \ˈpən-chē\

Simple Definition of punchy

  • : very exciting or lively

Full Definition of punchy

punch·i·erpunch·i·est

  1. 1 a :  having punch :  forceful, spirited b :  vivid, vibrant <punchy video graphics>

  2. 2 :  punch-drunk 2

Examples of punchy

  1. shrimp in a punchy sauce

  2. She was punchy with fatigue.



1917

First Known Use of punchy

1917

Rhymes with punchy


Learn More about punchy


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up punchy? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

February 11, 2016

the holder of an office

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image33683556

How much does a batman (the Turkish unit of measurement) weigh?

2.2 pounds 196.5 pounds 100 pounds 16.96 pounds
Name That Thing

10 quick questions: hear them, spell them, and see how your skills compare to the crowd.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ