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Bleeckie, an example of a rod puppet.


From Middle English popet, probably from, though attested earlier than, Middle French poupette, diminutive of poupée (cf. also Medieval Latin *pupata), ultimately derived from Latin pupa (doll, puppet; girl). See also puppy.


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


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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. (figurative) A person, country, etc, controlled by another.
  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.


  • (a person directed by another): monkey (with reference to organ grinders)

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