1870, in the meaning defined above
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A 4-Round Bout with 'Punch'
You'll be pleased as punch at the end.
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“Punch-and-Judy show.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Punch-and-Judy%20show. Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.
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