punchinello


pun·chi·nel·lo

noun \ˌpən-chə-ˈne-(ˌ)lō\

Definition of PUNCHINELLO

1
capitalized :  a fat short humpbacked clown or buffoon in Italian puppet shows
2
plural pun·chi·nel·los :  a squat grotesque person

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Origin of PUNCHINELLO

modification of Italian dialect polecenella
First Known Use: 1666

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