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Definitions for puppet
ˈpʌp ɪtpup·pet

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. puppet, marionettenoun

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

  2. creature, tool, puppetnoun

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

  3. puppetnoun

    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

Wiktionary

  1. puppetnoun

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

    Etymology: From poupette.

  2. puppetnoun

    A person, country, etc, controlled by another.

    Etymology: From poupette.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Puppetnoun

    a small image in the human form; a doll

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

  2. Puppetnoun

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

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

  3. Puppetnoun

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

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

  4. Puppetnoun

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

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

Freebase

  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.]

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Numerology

  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. Bam Margera:

    My ‘family’ Jackass has betrayed me, abandoned me, rejected me. Not all of them. I love all of them and they love me back. But it's specifically Jeff Tremaine and Johnny Knoxville so I feel like my family has f--king done everything horrible to me and made me jump through hoops and walk on eggshells, which is impossible, and strung me along like a f--king puppet to get the $5 million that I usually get when I get when I make a movie with them.

  2. North Korea:

    Now that the US imperialists and the South Korean puppet forces again kicked off the dangerous nuclear war drills against the DPRK at its doorstep, our army will counter them with the toughest counteractions.

  3. Maxwell King:

    This new children’s TV figure was suddenly talking to the whole family, rogers was n’t just a soft-spoken newbie giving puppet shows for kids. He was a very serious thinker about the impact of media on children.

  4. Louis Leterrier:

    It's not like I can go and cast Brad Pitt and Julia Roberts and I know what Brad Pitt and Julia Roberts're going to bring to me, i had to build my Brad Pitt and build my Julia Roberts and describe to incredible sculptors the emotion that I wanted to depict and the raw puppets to have. It's so important, in the colors, the textures, everything -- every detail in a certain puppet is creating a character.

  5. Pavel Kuznetsov:

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

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