Definition of Puppet

1. Noun. A small figure of a person operated from above with strings by a puppeteer.

Exact synonyms: Marionette
Generic synonyms: Figure
Derivative terms: Puppeteer



2. Noun. A person who is controlled by others and is used to perform unpleasant or dishonest tasks for someone else.
Exact synonyms: Creature, Tool
Generic synonyms: Slave

3. 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.
Generic synonyms: Doll, Dolly
Specialized synonyms: Glove Doll, Glove Puppet, Hand Puppet
Derivative terms: Puppeteer

Definition of Puppet

1. n. A small image in the human form; a doll.

Definition of Puppet

1. Noun. Any small model of a person or animal able to be moved by strings, rods or in the form of a glove. ¹

2. Noun. (figuratively) A person, country, etc, controlled by another. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Puppet

1. a small figure, as of a person or animal, manipulated by the hand [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Puppet

pupillary sphincter
pupilless
pupillometer
pupillometers
pupillometric
pupillometry
pupils
pupiparous
pupivorous
puplican
puplicans
puppadom
puppadum
puppadums
pupped
puppet (current term)
puppet-show
puppet government
puppet leader
puppet play
puppet ruler
puppet show
puppet state
puppeteer
puppeteered
puppeteering
puppeteers
puppetish
puppetlike
puppetman

Literary usage of Puppet

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Helping Your Child Get Ready for School: With Activities for Children from by Nancy Paulu (1993)
"Have the puppet talk to your child. "Hello. My name is Tanya. ... Or have the puppet sing a simple song. Change your voice when the puppet talks or sings. ..."

2. The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion by James George Frazer (1900)
"The puppet, about a foot long, was dressed all in black, rather like a nun, and from the skirts projected five or six feathers which bore a certain ..."

3. The Popular History of England: An Illustrated History of Society and by Charles Knight (1859)
"We can scarcely imagine that the antiquity or the wit of the puppet- show ... In Ben Jonson's time the puppet-show had a different name : " 'Twas a rare ..."

4. London by Charles Knight (1851)
"But the puppet-showman, in the palmy days of itinerancy, had a very good comedy to exhibit ... The puppet actors, according to Ben Jonson, lived in baskets, ..."

5. London by Charles Knight (1851)
"But the puppet-showman, in the palmy days of itinerancy, had a very good comedy to exhibit ... The puppet actors, according to Ben Jonson, lived in baskets, ..."

6. The Works of Hannah More by Hannah More (1836)
"Punch was produced; but Punch, I trow, Divested of his puppet-show, Was nothing, ... Preposterous peer ! far better go To thy congenial puppet-show, ..."

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