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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
1925-30; puppet + -eer
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British Dictionary definitions for puppeteering

puppeteer

/ˌpʌpɪˈtɪə/
noun
1.
a person who manipulates puppets
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Contemporary definitions for puppeteering
noun

the art of entertaining with puppets or marionettes; by extension, the manipulation of a situation or other person

Examples

Shari Lewis was a master of puppeteering.

Word Origin

1920

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Word Origin and History for puppeteering

puppeteer

n.

1917, from puppet + -eer.

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