punch-out

noun \ ˈpənch-ˌau̇t \
Updated on: 22 Nov 2017

Definition of punch-out

First Known Use of punch-out

1973


punch out

verb

Definition of punch out

intransitive verb
1 : to record the time of one's stopping work or departure by punching a time clock
2 : to bail out of an aircraft using an ejection seat
transitive verb
1 : to beat up

Examples of punch out in a Sentence

  1. you should take a course in anger management—you can't go around punching out people

Recent Examples of punch out from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'punch out.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of punch out

1893


Seen and Heard

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

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

of, relating to, or being an oracle

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Intact Latin Quiz

  • roman-tablet
  • What did focus mean in Latin?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

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

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!