What does puppet mean?

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ˈpʌp ɪtpup·pet

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. puppet, marionette(noun)

    a small figure of a person operated from above with strings by a puppeteer

  2. creature, tool, puppet(noun)

    a person who is controlled by others and is used to perform unpleasant or dishonest tasks for someone else

  3. puppet(noun)

    a doll with a hollow head of a person or animal and a cloth body; intended to fit over the hand and be manipulated with the fingers


  1. puppet(Noun)

    Any small model of a person or animal able to be moved by strings, rods or in the form of a glove.

  2. puppet(Noun)

    A person, country, etc, controlled by another.

  3. Origin: From poupette.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Puppet(noun)

    a small image in the human form; a doll

  2. Puppet(noun)

    a similar figure moved by the hand or by a wire in a mock drama; a marionette; a wooden actor in a play

  3. Puppet(noun)

    one controlled in his action by the will of another; a tool; -- so used in contempt

  4. Puppet(noun)

    the upright support for the bearing of the spindle in a lathe

  5. Origin: [OE. popet, OF. poupette; akin to F. poupe a doll, probably from L. puppa, pupa, a girl, doll, puppet. Cf. Poupeton, Pupa, Pupil, Puppy.]


  1. Puppet

    A puppet is an inanimate object or representational figure animated or manipulated by an entertainer, who is called a puppeteer. It is used in puppetry, which is a very ancient form of theatre. There are many different varieties of puppets, and they are made of a wide range of materials, depending on their form and intended use. They can be extremely complex or very simple in their construction.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Puppet

    pup′et, n. a small doll or image moved by wires in a show: a marionette: one who acts just as another tells him.—ns. Pupp′etry, finery, affectation: a puppet-show; Pupp′et-show, -play, a mock show or drama performed by puppets; Pupp′et-valve, a valve like a pot-lid attached to a rod, and used in steam-engines for covering an opening. [O. Fr. poupette, dim. from L. pupa.]

Editors Contribution

  1. puppet

    A type of toy or product in the model of an animal or human created and designed in various colors, materials, shapes, sizes and styles used in a form of theatre or to entertain.

    We bought our cousins a puppet each for Christmas and they love to put on a puppet show for their parents and friends on the dark Winter evenings.

    Submitted by anonymous on November 9, 2015  

How to pronounce puppet?

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How to say puppet in sign language?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of puppet in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of puppet in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of puppet in a Sentence

  1. Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic:

    I am refusing to be your puppet.

  2. Oscar Auliq-Ice:

    A man is a puppet in the hands of time and change.

  3. Pavel Kuznetsov:

    We've come out here to demonstrate against the puppet elections.

  4. Alan Moore:

    We're all puppets, Laurie. I'm just a puppet who can see the strings.

  5. Yuyan Luo:

    Almost all babies look really concerned when they see the puppet violence.

Images & Illustrations of puppet

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