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- proper n. The fictional boy made from wood whose nose gets longer with each lie he tells.
- proper n. The popular fairy tale about Pinocchio.
- n. One who lies often; a liar.
- n. One who has difficulty hiding lies.
From the story The Adventures of Pinocchio (Le avventure di Pinocchio, 1881) by Italian author Carlo Collodi; most likely constructed from Italian pino ‘pine’ and occhio ‘eye’ (Wiktionary)