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Bleeckie, an example of a rod puppet.


From Old French poupette, diminutive of poupée, from Vulgar Latin *pupata, from Latin pupa.



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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?)
    Economocracy is government of the people, for the plutocrats, by their puppets.
  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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