Punchinello definitions

pŭn'chə-nĕl'ō
The short fat buffoon or clown in an Italian puppet show.
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A prototype of Punch.
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One who resembles a short fat clown.
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A buffoon; clown.
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Origin of punchinello

Variant of Polichinello from Italian dialectal Pollecinella diminutive of pollecena turkey pullet (from the resemblance between its beak and Punchinello's nose) ultimately from Latin pullus young chicken pullet