Definition of punch-drunk
- In the argot of the not-so-sweet science, he had been punch-drunk, his brain dying prematurely as a result of his taking so many blows to the head.
- —Sports Illustrated
addled, bedeviled, befogged, befuddled, bemused, bewildered, confounded, confused, dazed, distracted, dizzy, dopey (also dopy), fogged, mixed-up, muddleheaded, muzzy, punchy, shell-shocked, silly, stunned, stupefied;
at sea, out of it;
of a boxer : confused and unable to speak or move normally because of being punched many times in the head
: unable to think or act normally because you are very tired, excited, etc.
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