Definition of poppy-show in English:

poppy-show

Pronunciation /ˈpɒpɪʃəʊ/

noun

dialect
  • 1Scottish, British, Midlands English, US 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, Caribbean A ridiculous or ostentatious display; foolishness, nonsense.

adjective

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

Origin

Late 17th century. From puppy + show.