Punchinello

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EtymologyEdit

From Neapolitan Polcinella, from Latin pullus (a young animal).

Proper nounEdit

Punchinello (plural Punchinellos or Punchinelloes)

  1. A traditional Italian puppet, in the form of a short fat clown.
  2. (by extension) Somebody who resembles this character; a grotesque buffoon.

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