puppeteer

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Etymology[edit]

puppet +‎ -eer

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Noun[edit]

puppeteer (plural puppeteers)

  1. A person who uses a puppet.
  2. (figuratively) Someone who is manipulative and thus able to get people to do what they want or events to develop in the way they want, respectively, in a puppet-like manner.

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Verb[edit]

puppeteer (third-person singular simple present puppeteers, present participle puppeteering, simple past and past participle puppeteered)

  1. To control a person, event, or organisation.