Puppet



[puhp-it] /ˈpʌp ɪt/

noun
1.
an artificial figure representing a human being or an animal, manipulated by the hand, rods, wires, etc., as on a miniature stage.
Compare , .
2.
a person, group, government, etc., whose actions are prompted and controlled by another or others.
3.
a small doll.
4.
Machinery. .
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“doll moved by strings or wires” (later applied to puppets in glove form), 1530s, later form of Middle English popet “doll” (c.1300; cf. poppet), from Old French popette “little doll, puppet,” diminutive of popee “doll, puppet” (13c., Modern French poupée), from Vulgar Latin *puppa, from Latin pupa “girl; doll” (see pupil (n.1)).

Metaphoric extension to “one whose actions are manipulated by another” first recorded 1540s (as poppet). Puppet show attested from 1650s, earlier puppet-play (1550s). Puppet government is attested from 1884 (in reference to Egypt).

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