meat puppet

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meat puppet (plural meat puppets)

  1. (slang, US) prostitute
  2. (pejorative, slang) a newsreader who is not a reporter
    • 1995. Proceedings of International Symposium on Digital Libraries 1995: August 22-25, 1995 : Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan
      "Meat puppet" is [sic] television industry term for news anchors who read the news but are not skilled reporters.
    • 1991. American stories, p. 133. Calvin Trillin. Ticknor & Fields.
      A description of some of the beautiful but vacant people who recite the local news.
    • 2001. The Complete Idiot's Guide to a Smart Vocabulary, p.88. Paul McFedries, Alpha Books
      Another not-so-nice term is meat puppet, a newscaster who is the intellectual equivalent of a puppet.
  3. (slang, Britain) penis


  • The Concise New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English. 2006.