guignol

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French[edit]

A Guignol show being performed in Paris.

Etymology[edit]

Originated in Lyon, from the verb guigner (to wink) +‎ -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!What a fool!
    Vas-tu arrêter de faire le guignol?Are you going to stop playing the fool?

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