Judy


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Judy

(ˈdʒuːdɪ)
n, pl -dies
1. (Theatre) the wife of Punch in the children's puppet show Punch and Judy. See Punch
2. (often not capital) slang Brit a girl or woman
Translations

Judy

n abbr of Judith (in Punch and Judy) → Gretel f
References in classic literature ?
Grandfather Smallweed inquires of Judy, Bart's twin sister.
She once or twice fell into children's company when she was about ten years old, but the children couldn't get on with Judy, and Judy couldn't get on with them.
Grandfather Smallweed looks hard after the tea as it is served out and asks Judy where the girl is.
And all the while there was running through his head Kipling's line: "AND THE COLONEL'S LADY AND JUDY O'GRADY ARE SISTERS UNDER THEIR SKINS.
And there, with the acrobats on one side of them and the Punch-and- Judy show on the other, they would hang out a big sign which read, "COME AND SEE THE MARVELOUS TWO-HEADED ANIMAL FROM THE JUNGLES OF AFRICA.
I'd never be able to do those compound multiplication sums the teacher gives us to do at home every night if I didn't get Judy Pineau to help me.
But it was all good and innocently youthful, and I learned one generalisation, biological rather than sociological, namely, that the "Colonel's lady and Judy O'Grady are sisters under their skins.
I took an evening walk in Turin, and presently came across a little Punch and Judy show in one of the great squares.
She exaggerated the Punch and Judy aspect of life, and spoke of mankind as puppets, whom an invisible showman twitches into love and war.
He ground his teeth at the crying balloons; he cursed the moving pictures; and, though he would drink whenever asked, he scorned Punch and Judy, and was for licking the tintype men as they came.
Lord Lundie strove to disembarrass himself of his accoutrements much as an ill-trained Punch and Judy dog tries to escape backwards through his frilled collar.
Probabilities are as various as the faces to be seen at will in fretwork or paper-hangings: every form is there, from Jupiter to Judy, if you only look with creative inclination.