Reference Entry

punch

in The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

Second edition

Published in print January 2005 | ISBN: 9780198609810
Published online January 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780191727047
punch

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a drink made from wine or spirits mixed with water, fruit juices, and spices, and typically served hot. Recorded from the mid 17th century, the word apparently comes from Sanskrit ...

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Subjects: History of English

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