- 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.
The definition of puny is something insufficient in size or strength.
of inferior size, strength, or importance; weak; slight
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.