Word Origin and History for polichinelle
"Punch," French (17c.), from Neapolitan Polecenella (see Punch).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Examples from the Web for polichinelle
It was Polichinelle that spoke—Polichinelle that mocks what time he slays.The Snare
Polichinelle was everything that is fierce, contemptuous, and insistent.
"Oh, we shall contrive," said Polichinelle, with his mouth full.
Are you suggesting that Polichinelle should play Scaramouche?
He put a paper on Polichinelle's table amid the grease-paints.