sock puppet

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sock puppet

n.
1. A hand puppet made from a sock.
2. Computers A pseudonymous online identity adopted to further the user's real-life interests or to agree with sentiments the user has already expressed online.

sock puppet

n
1. (Theatre) a simple puppet made from a sock and worn over one hand
2. (Communications & Information) an extra online identity created by a member of a discussion forum, etc, to agree with opinions submitted under his or her usual online name
sock puppeteer n
sock puppetry n
Translations
Sockenpuppe
sockpuppetsokpop
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It almost feels too grown up when you compare it to Chatter Kid, Sock Puppets or Puppet Pals.
The dark comedy/drama involves a fundamentalist church's "puppet club," where young people use sock puppets to act out biblical and religious stories.
Sock Puppets with Nova Create a sock puppet using all kinds of craft supplies.
5% 95% Utter nonsense Utter nonsense Mourning Saudi Arabian tyrants (which is still (which is still actually nonsense) actually nonsense) The people on this bus need to relax and just answer my sock puppets questions.
Fielding's "ights of fantasy included tedious sock puppets Tony Curtis and Curtis Tony and internet sensation Paul Panfer, who wore false breasts, remade Elvis lms on his mobile phone and had "I am Elvis" painted on his stomach.
SCOTTISH FALSETTO SOCK PUPPETS, Tonight, Old Joint Stock Theatre, Birmingham, 0121 200 0946.
8220;I've had a passion for filmmaking ever since I can remember, and I wanted to bring the Blue Springs story to life, but found that sock puppets where the only way I could get around the story arc with the budget I had,” said Matthew Porter, Creator of the Blue Springs web series.
One of my favourite apps is Sock Puppets (iOS, free) which allows students to created animated stories with sock puppet characters.
Flying Nannies will engage children in activities ranging from performing magic tricks to making crafts, origami and sock puppets.
As hotel owners it was a real boost to hear all the positive and favourable comments regarding the cross section of artists - from contemporary performance at the Tabernacle Chapel, the open-air promenade cinema, the music of the town band and the exhibitions at both the derelict Castle Hotel and the superb Oriel Mostyn; not forgetting the bathing huts on the promenade with '''' Boogaloo Stu'''' and the sock puppets, the Camera Obscura, '''' Mug Shots'''' and so much more - all of which widened the appeal of the festival and made it such a success.