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Meaning of Punchinello

Pun•chi•nel•lo

Pronunciation: (pun"chu-nel'ō), [key]
— pl. -los, -loes.
  1. a grotesque or absurd chief character in a puppet show of Italian origin: the prototype of Punch.
  2. any similarly grotesque or absurd person or thing.
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