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ˈpɒp ɪtpop·pet

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. poppet, poppet valvenoun

    a mushroom-shaped valve that rises perpendicularly from its seat; commonly used in internal-combustion engines


  1. Poppetnoun

    same as poppit.


  1. poppetnoun

    An endearingly sweet or beautiful child.

  2. poppetnoun

    A young woman or girl.

    Come ere poppet!

  3. poppetnoun

    The stem and valve head in a poppet valve.

  4. poppetnoun

    A figurine or image of idolatry.


  1. Poppet

    In folk magic and witchcraft, a poppet (also known as poppit, moppet, mommet or pippy) is a doll made to represent a person, for casting spells on that person or to aid that person through magic. They are occasionally found lodged in chimneys. These dolls may be fashioned from such materials as a carved root, grain or corn shafts, a fruit, paper, wax, a potato, clay, branches, or cloth stuffed with herbs with the intent that any actions performed upon the effigy will be transferred to the subject based on sympathetic magic. Poppets are also used as kitchen witch figures.


  1. poppet

    A poppet is a term with different context-dependent meanings. It is commonly referred to as a small human figure used in witchcraft or magic, also known as a doll or puppet. In machinery, a poppet is a valve or tap with a heavy movable plug controlling a small passageway, often spring-loaded. It can also be an affectionate term referring to a young girl or child.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Poppetnoun

    see Puppet

  2. Poppetnoun

    one of certain upright timbers on the bilge ways, used to support a vessel in launching

  3. Poppetnoun

    an upright support or guide fastened at the bottom only


  1. Poppet

    The word poppet is an older spelling of puppet, from the Middle English popet, meaning a small child or doll. In British English it continues to hold this meaning. Poppet is also a chiefly British term of endearment, especially for a young woman or girl.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Poppet

    pop′et, n. a puppet: a piece of timber used to support a vessel while being launched: one of the heads of a lathe. [Puppet.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of poppet in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of poppet in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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