- the hero of Carlo Collodi's children's story, The Adventures of Pinocchio (1883), a wooden puppet who comes to life as a boy and whose nose grows longer whenever he tells a lie.
Origin of Pinocchio
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Examples from the Web for pinocchio
Louie encounters a blue-collar maintenance worker who tells him a joke about Pinocchio—incorrectly.Why Is Louis C.K. So Funny? He Uses Humor as a Moral Compass.
May 2, 2014
I kept grabbing his nose and pulling it, calling him Pinocchio.Gore Vidal’s Tragic Final Decade
November 8, 2013
The film is as good as any Disney animated feature ever made—as magical as Pinocchio, Snow White, The Little Mermaid.Roger Ebert’s 10 Best Reviews and 10 Best Zingers
April 4, 2013
Colonel Mannheim's puppet is going to have to cut his strings and do a Pinocchio.Anything You Can Do ...
Gordon Randall Garrett
The customer, a lady, thrust a copy of Pinocchio into her hand.The Crimson Thread
Roy J. Snell
When Pinocchio scratched his head in this way you could be sure that there was trouble in the air.
When Pinocchio got an idea in his head he had to work it out at any cost.
I can't tell you where Pinocchio's thoughts were at this moment.