Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English homepage

punchbag

noun
     
Related topics: Sport
punch‧bag British English; punching bag American English [countable]
1DS a heavy leather bag hung from a rope, that is punched for exercise or training
2 a person who is hit, criticized strongly, or blamed, even though they have done nothing wrong:
a young wife whose husband used her as a punching bag

Dictionary pictures of the day
Do you know what each of these is called?
What is the word for picture 1? What is the word for picture 2? What is the word for picture 3? What is the word for picture 4?
Click on any of the pictures above to find out what it is called.

Explore our topic dictionary