swazzle

swozzle

noun

a small metal instrument held in the mouth of a Punch and Judy puppeteer, used to produce the characteristic shrill voice of Mr Punch

Nearby words

  1. swayed,
  2. swaz.,
  3. swazi,
  4. swazi territory,
  5. swaziland,
  6. swbs,
  7. swbw,
  8. swear,
  9. swear at,
  10. swear by

Word Origin for swazzle

C19: imitative of the sound produced

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