Punchinello : Definition

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Pronunciation : Pun`chi*nel"lo
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [It. pulcinella, probably originally a word of endearment, dim. of pulcina, pulcino, a chicken, from L. pullicenus, pullus. See Pullet.]
Definition : Defn: A punch; a buffoon; originally, in a puppet show, a character represented as fat, short, and humpbacked. Spectator.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913


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