Punch-and-Judy show


: a traditional puppet show in which main character Punch fights comically with his wife Judy

Examples of Punch-and-Judy show in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Their focus on small-scale bitching with the British, the Punch-and-Judy show with AstraZeneca. Isaac Chotiner, The New Yorker, 15 Apr. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1870, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Punch-and-Judy show was in 1870

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“Punch-and-Judy show.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Punch-and-Judy%20show. Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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