Top definition
For someone of higher rank, power, status, and position to engage someone of much lesser and/or inferior rank, status, power, and position in debate and/or argument. Not limited to just status, power, position, and rank but can and often do include intellect, capability, competence, and acumen.
Oprah Winfrey didn't dignify Donald Trump's attack on her with a response because she doesn't believe in punching down.
by bigtexansfan February 19, 2018
Get the mug
Get a punching down mug for your bunkmate Vivek.
May 8 Word of the Day
1. Slight sins or offenses
2. Petty crimes or small infractions
3. Las Vegas Punk Rock!
Peccadilloes shows rule.
by James Messina August 11, 2006
Get the mug
Get a Peccadilloes mug for your grandma Rihanna.
2
Making a choice that is beneath your personal level of acceptance or standard.
"Dog, ol' girl wants to get with me but I ain't feelin' her look. I ain't punching down just to get some pussy."

"My job wants me to take a pay cut for the same amount of work? Oh no, I am not punching down-fuck that I'm out!!!"
by CeeBeeGeeBee_65 May 15, 2020
Get the merch
Get the Punching Down neck gaiter and mug.

Activity