Definition of poppy-show in English:

poppy-show

noun

  • 1Scottish, English regional (northern and midlands), and United States regional (chiefly southern). A puppet show; (also) a small box containing a display of pictures, etc., which can be viewed through a hole or lens. In extended use: any display.

  • 2US regional and Caribbean. A ridiculous or ostentatious display; foolishness, nonsense.

adjective

  • Caribbean. Boastful, showy; foolish, ridiculous; worthless.

Origin

Late 17th century. From puppy + show.

Pronunciation

poppy-show

/ˈpɒpɪʃəʊ/