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Word and Phrase Origins
Tamil Language and Culture
What is the meaning of 'as proud as punch'?
What is the meaning of as proud as punch?
Being proud is having increased feelings of self-worth or importance. People feel proud when they have accomplished something good, or when they are affiliated with someone or some group who has accomplished something good. "I am proud to be named the official spokesman of the country." "As we open this Lions park today, I feel proud to be a Lion." The expression "proud as punch" meaning very proud, is most often used when a child, student or other protege has made the accomplishment, as in "I am proud as punch of my son today, after he has won an Olympic Gold Medal."
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What does proud as punch mean?
Proud, or pleased as Punch means very satisfied with oneself. Punch, from the puppet show Punch and Judy ("Pontius and Judas"), is a strutting, quarrelsome, hook-nosed comic character. Although associated with Pontius (Pilate), the name is from Punchinello, which probably derives from the Neapolitan Italian dialect polecenella meaning a young turkey cock.