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puppeteer

[puhp-i-teer] /ˌpʌp ɪˈtɪər/
noun
1.
a person who manipulates puppets, as in a puppet show.
verb (used without object)
2.
to work as a puppeteer, by making puppets perform.
Origin of puppeteer
1925-1930
First recorded in 1925-30; puppet + -eer
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Examples from the Web for puppeteer
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  • I found by hasty experiments that Homer's mind was capable of controlling and manipulating the imbecile, like a puppeteer.

    The Short Life Francis Donovan
  • Hell, Ill bet you pull more strings around this ship than a puppeteer.

    The Sex Life of the Gods Michael Knerr
British Dictionary definitions for puppeteer

puppeteer

/ˌpʌpɪˈtɪə/
noun
1.
a person who manipulates puppets
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Word Origin and History for puppeteer
n.

1917, from puppet + -eer.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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