punch-drunk syndrome

noun

Definition of punch-drunk syndrome

: chronic traumatic encephalopathy The most important factor in the development of the punch-drunk syndrome seems to be time spent in the ring getting punched in the head.— David Noonan

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1946, in the meaning defined above

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“Punch-drunk syndrome.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/punch-drunk%20syndrome. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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punch-drunk syndrome

noun

Medical Definition of punch-drunk syndrome

: chronic traumatic encephalopathy The most important factor in the development of the punch-drunk syndrome seems to be time spent in the ring getting punched in the head.— David Noonan, The New York Times Magazine, 12 June 1983

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