from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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)



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