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pup·pet

 (pŭp′ĭt)
n.
1. A small figure of a person or animal, having a cloth body and hollow head, designed to be fitted over and manipulated by the hand.
2. A figure having jointed parts animated from above by strings or wires; a marionette.
3. A toy representing a human figure; a doll.
4. One whose behavior is determined by the will of others: a political puppet.

[Middle English poppet, doll, possibly from Anglo-Norman poppe, doll; see puppy.]
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puppet

(ˈpʌpɪt)
n
1. (Theatre)
a. a small doll or figure of a person or animal moved by strings attached to its limbs or by the hand inserted in its cloth body
b. (as modifier): a puppet theatre.
2.
a. a person, group, state, etc, that appears independent but is in fact controlled by another
b. (as modifier): a puppet government.
[C16 popet, perhaps from Old French poupette little doll, ultimately from Latin pūpa girl, doll]
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pup•pet

(ˈpʌp ɪt)

n.
1. a usu. small, doll-like figure representing a human being or an animal, manipulated by the hand or by rods, wires, etc. Compare hand puppet, marionette.
2. a person, group, or government whose actions are prompted and controlled by another or others.
3. a small doll.
[1350–1400; earlier poppet, Middle English popet, appar. alter. of Middle Low German poppe doll < Late Latin puppa, Latin pūpa doll; see -et]
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puppet

, marionette - The word puppet originally meant "doll," and a puppet usually goes on the hand and arm, while a marionette (or string puppet) is a jointed figure with strings or wires.
See also related terms for strings.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.puppet - a small figure of a person operated from above with strings by a puppeteerpuppet - a small figure of a person operated from above with strings by a puppeteer
figure - a model of a bodily form (especially of a person); "he made a figure of Santa Claus"
2.puppet - a person who is controlled by others and is used to perform unpleasant or dishonest tasks for someone elsepuppet - a person who is controlled by others and is used to perform unpleasant or dishonest tasks for someone else
slave - a person who is owned by someone
3.puppet - a doll with a hollow head of a person or animal and a cloth body; intended to fit over the hand and be manipulated with the fingers
doll, dolly - a small replica of a person; used as a toy
glove doll, glove puppet, hand puppet - a puppet with a cloth body and hollow head; fits over the hand
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puppet

noun
1. marionette, doll, glove puppet, finger puppet The show features huge inflatable puppets.
2. pawn, tool, instrument, creature, dupe, gull (archaic), figurehead, mouthpiece, stooge, cat's-paw The ministers have denied that they are puppets of a foreign government.
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puppet

noun
A person used or controlled by others:
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Translations
دُمْيَةٌ مُتَحَرِّكَةٌدُمْيَه مُتَحَرِّكَه
loutka
marionetdukke
pupo
sätkynukke
lutkamarioneta
bábú
brúîa
あやつり人形
꼭두각시
lėlių teatro menaslėlių vaidinimas
lellemarionete
maňuška
lutka
dockamarionett
หุ่นกระบอก
con rối

puppet

[ˈpʌpɪt]
A. N (lit) → títere m, marioneta f (fig) → títere m
B. CPD puppet government, puppet régime Ngobierno m títere
puppet show Nteatro m de títeres or marionetas
puppet theatre, puppet theater (US) N = puppet show
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

puppet

[ˈpʌpɪt]
n
(= doll) → marionnette f
(fig) (= pawn) → marionnette f
modif
[theatre] → de marionnettes
puppet show → spectacle m de marionnettes
(politically) [regime, leader, state] → fantoche
puppet government → gouvernement m fantoche
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

puppet

nPuppe f; (= glove puppet)Handpuppe f; (= string puppet, also fig) → Marionette f

puppet

:
puppet government
puppet régime
nMarionettenregime nt

puppet

:
puppet show
nPuppenspiel nt; (with string puppets also) → Marionettentheater nt
puppet state
nMarionettenstaat m
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

puppet

[ˈpʌpɪt] n (glove puppet) → burattino; (string puppet) → marionetta (fig) → burattino, fantoccio
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

puppet

(ˈpapit) noun
a doll that can be moved eg by wires, or by putting the hand inside the body.
ˈpuppetry noun
the art of making puppets and producing puppet shows.
ˈpuppet-show noun
a play etc performed by puppets.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

puppet

دُمْيَةٌ مُتَحَرِّكَةٌ loutka marionetdukke Marionette μαριονέτα marioneta sätkynukke marionnette marioneta marionetta あやつり人形 꼭두각시 marionet dukke marionetka marionete марионетка docka หุ่นกระบอก kukla con rối 木偶
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