sock puppet

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A physical sock puppet.

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sock puppet (plural sock puppets)

  1. A simple puppet made from a sock placed over the hand of the puppeteer.
  2. A person being completely controlled by another.
  3. (Internet) An alternative account used for abuse.
    • 2009, Andrew Lih, The Wikipedia Revolution, [1]:
      Trying to prove that a new user is simply a previous user in a new sock puppet is quite hard for the ordinary user and even administrators.
  4. (Internet) A pseudonym used by a user to distance themselves from their actions, especially to talk about themselves in the guise of a neutral observer.


  • (Internet pseudonym): sock

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