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EnglishEdit

 
Bleeckie, an example of a rod puppet.

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Old French poupette, diminutive of poupée (cf. also Medieval Latin *pupata), ultimately derived from a Latin pupa (doll, puppet; girl).

PronunciationEdit

  • enPR: pŭpʹĭt, IPA(key): /ˈpʌpɪt/
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  • Rhymes: -ʌpɪt
  • Hyphenation: pup‧pet

NounEdit

 
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puppet (plural puppets)

  1. Any small model of a person or animal able to be moved by strings or rods, or in the form of a glove.
  2. (figuratively) A person, country, etc, controlled by another.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Sir Walter Scott to this entry?)
  3. (obsolete) A poppet; a small image in the human form; a doll.
  4. (engineering) The upright support for the bearing of the spindle in a lathe.

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