What does the word punch mean?

Usage examples for punch

  1. Up there a fellow can get set, as it were, to put over a thought with a punch in it." – The Valley of the Giants by Peter B. Kyne
  2. He gave me such a punch on the bread- basket that I've only just recovered my speech. – A Mysterious Disappearance by Gordon Holmes
  3. We then marched in procession to Jackson's room, where we drank punch. – A Collection of College Words and Customs by Benjamin Homer Hall