guignol

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A Guignol show being performed in Paris.

Etymology[edit]

Originated in w:Lyon, from verb guigner "to wink" with -ol.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

guignol m (plural guignols)

  1. (theater) puppet
    Gendarme et Guignol.
  2. fool
    Quel guignol!
    Vas-tu arrêter de faire le guignol?

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