sock puppeteer

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English[edit]

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Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From sock puppet +‎ -eer, after the model of puppeteer.

Noun[edit]

sock puppeteer (plural sock puppeteers)

  1. A person who controls a sock puppet (any sense)
    • 2005 December 21, Shelley Powers, "Yo! Sock Puppets!" on Burningbird.net:
      It is intent to deceive or to dabble in malicious mischief that sets a sock puppeteer apart from a legitimate user with multiple accounts.
    • 2014, Timothy R. Levine, Encyclopedia of Deception, Vol. II, s.v. Sockpuppetry:
      The idea of a sock puppeteer as a minion was an extension of the term that was published in 2000 by U.S. News and World Report.