Meaning of “Punch and Judy show” in the English Dictionary

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"Punch and Judy show" in British English

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Punch and Judy shownoun [ C ]

uk /ˌpʌntʃ ən ˈdʒuː.di ˌʃəʊ/ us /ˌpʌntʃ ən ˈdʒuː.di ˌʃoʊ/

a traditional children's entertainment in which a man, Mr Punch, argues with his wife, Judy. It was especially popular in the past as entertainment in British towns by the sea in summer.

(Definition of “Punch and Judy show” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)