Definition of Pinocchio noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈnəʊkiəʊ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈnoʊkioʊ//
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a character in a children’s story who changes from a wooden figure into a boy. Whenever he tells a lie, his nose grows longer. Cartoons showed the Minister as a long-nosed Pinocchio.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: Pinocchio