Punch-and-Judy show

[puhnch-uh n-joo-dee]

noun

a puppet show having a conventional plot consisting chiefly of slapstick humor and the tragicomic misadventures of the grotesque, hook-nosed, humpback buffoon Punch and his wife Judy.

Origin of Punch-and-Judy show

First recorded in 1875–80

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