See also: pinocchio

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Pinocchio in 1916.

Etymology

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Borrowed from Italian Pinocchio, possibly from the rare Tuscan form pinocchio (pine nut) or constructed from pino (pine tree, pine wood), also similar to Pino, diminutive of Giuseppe (Joseph), as is Geppetto (the maker of Pinocchio).

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Pinocchio

  1. The fictional boy made from wood whose nose gets longer with each lie he tells, protagonist of the story The Adventures of Pinocchio (1881–1883) by Carlo Collodi.
    Coordinate term: Geppetto
  2. The popular fairy tale about Pinocchio.

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Pinocchio (plural Pinocchios)

  1. One who lies often; a liar.
    Synonym: liar
  2. One who has difficulty hiding lies.
    (The addition of quotations indicative of this usage is being sought:)

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Italian

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Italian Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology

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Possibly from the rare Tuscan form pinocchio (pine nut) or from pino (pine tree, pine wood) +‎ -occhio.

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  • IPA(key): /piˈnɔk.kjo/
  • Rhymes: -ɔkkjo
  • Hyphenation: Pi‧nòc‧chio

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Pinocchio m

  1. Pinocchio (character and fairy tale)

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Portuguese

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Pinocchio m

  1. Alternative spelling of Pinóquio