The puny man used all of his strength to do a pull-up.
- A small or tiny serving is an example of a puny serving.
- A person who is small and weak is an example of someone who would be described as puny.
Origin of punyFrench puîné, born later from Old French puisné from puis, after + né from Classical Latin natus, born: see nature
- Of inferior size, strength, or significance; weak: a puny physique; puny excuses.
- Chiefly Southern US Sickly; ill.
Origin of punyVariant of puisne
Variant form of puisne.