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Meaning of punch-drunk

punch-drunk

Pronunciation: (punch'drungk"), [key]
— adj.
  1. (esp. of a boxer) having cerebral concussion caused by repeated blows to the head and consequently exhibiting unsteadiness of gait, hand tremors, slow muscular movement, hesitant speech, and dulled mentality.
  2. befuddled; dazed.
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