punch line

noun

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.

First Known Use of punch line

1916


PUNCH LINE Defined for English Language Learners

punch line

noun

Definition of punch line for English Language Learners

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

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