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.

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Noun[edit]

guignol m ‎(plural guignols)

  1. (theater) puppet
    Gendarme et Guignol.‎ ― (please add an English translation of this usage example)
  2. fool
    Quel guignol!‎ ― (please add an English translation of this usage example)
    Vas-tu arrêter de faire le guignol?‎ ― (please add an English translation of this usage example)

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