Reference Entry

Punch

in The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

Second edition

Published in print January 2005 | ISBN: 9780198609810
Published online January 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780191727047
Punch

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a grotesque, hook-nosed humpbacked buffoon, the chief male character of the Punch and Judy show. Punch is the English variant of a stock character derived ultimately from Italian ...

Reference Entry.  175 words. 

Subjects: History of English

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