poppet

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Related to puppet.

Noun[edit]

poppet (plural poppets)

  1. (informal) An endearingly sweet or beautiful child.
  2. (informal) A young woman or girl.
    Come 'ere, poppet!
  3. The stem and valve head in a poppet valve.
  4. A figurine or image of idolatry.
  5. A doll made in witchcraft to represent a person, used in casting spells on that person.
  6. (nautical) One of certain upright timbers on the bilge ways, used to support a vessel in launching.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Totten to this entry?)
  7. (engineering) An upright support or guide fastened at the bottom only.

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Verb[edit]

poppet

  1. Second-person plural subjunctive I of poppen.