Punch

Punch, the name of the chief character in a well-known puppet show of Italian origin, and appropriated as the title of the leading English comic journal, which is accompanied with illustrations conceived in a humorous vein and conducted in satire, from a liberal Englishman's standpoint, of the follies and weaknesses of the leaders of public opinion and fashion in modern social life. It was started in 1841 under the editorship of Henry Mayhew and Mark Lemon; and the wittiest literary men of the time as well as the cleverest artists have contributed to its pages, enough to mention of the former Thackeray, Douglas Jerrold, and Tom Hood, and of the latter Doyle, Leech, Tenniel, Du Maurier, and Lindley Sambourne.

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

Pulu * Pundit
Puerto Plata
Puerto Principe
Puffendorf, Samuel
Pugin, Augustus Welby
Pulci, Luini
Pulque
Pulteney, William
Pultowa
Pultusk
Pulu
Punch
Pundit
Punic Faith
Punic Wars
Punjab
Puránas
Purbeck, Isle of
Purcell, Henry
Purchas, Samuel
Purgatorio
Purgatory

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Punch in Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase & Fable

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