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Punch may refer to:



  • Punch Andrews, American record producer and music manager
  • Jerry Punch (born 1953), American auto racing and college football commentator
  • Lucy Punch (born 1977), English actress

Art, entertainment, and media[edit]

Fictional entities[edit]

  • Mr. Punch (also known as Pulcinella ⋅or Pulcinello), the principal puppet character in the traditional Punch and Judy puppet show
  • Mr. Punch, the masthead image and nominal editor of Punch (magazine), largely borrowed from the puppet show
  • Mr. Punch, a fictional character in Neil Gaiman's graphic novel, The Tragical Comedy or Comical Tragedy of Mr. Punch (1994)
  • Punch-Counterpunch, a fictional character in the Transformers universe

Film and television[edit]


  • Punch!, a 2005 manga by Rie Takada


Musical terms[edit]

  • Punch in/out, a term in music production when a certain portion of the song is repeated for recording
  • Punched music, holes in various materials, such as music rolls, piano rolls, and book music

Groups and labels[edit]



Stage productions[edit]


Brand names[edit]


  • Punch (numismatics), an intermediate used in the process of manufacturing coins
  • Punch (tool), a tool used to drive objects such as nails, to pierce workpieces, or to form an impression of the tip on a workpiece
  • Hole punch, a common office tool used to create holes in sheets of paper
  • Keypunch, a device for manually entering data into punched cards
  • Leather punch, a tool used to create holes in leather
  • Medical punch, a medical tool to sample biopsy pieces from skin
  • Punchcutting, an intermediate used in the process of manufacturing type
  • Punching machine, a machine tool for punching
  • Ticket punch, to validate tickets

Other uses[edit]

  • Punch (combat), a strike made using the hand closed into a fist
  • Punch (drink), a general term for various mixed drinks, often containing fruit, fruit juice, and/or alcohol
  • Dodona (genus), a group of metalmark butterflies commonly known as the Punches, in particular

See also[edit]