Origin of puppet
Examples from the Web for puppet
In 2006, Israel's Rechov Sumsum added Mahboub, an Arab-Israeli puppet who spoke both languages on the series.
It was a hand, it was a puppet, it was half-CGI, but mostly puppetry.All Eyes on Anjelica Huston: The Legendary Actress on Love, Abuse, and Jack Nicholson|Alex Suskind|November 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In another study, children saw a puppet show where a mouse was eaten by an alligator.Why Are Millennials Unfriending Organized Religion?|Vlad Chituc|November 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
One of the student leaders, Joshua Wong, was accused of being a puppet of the American government.
GoDaddy: Puppet Master Scantily clad women and sexy Danica Patrick are so last year.
In these latter careful etchings the power of Cruikshank to inform a puppet with life, and keep it wooden still, is conspicuous.The Life Of George Cruikshank, Vol. I. (of II)|Blanchard Jerrold
I am not playing a part now, I'm not a puppet mouthing the words of another man any longer, and I can't find expression.The Socialist|Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
In early boyhood Morton amused himself and astonished those about him by enacting plays for a puppet theatre.Memoir of John Lothrop Motley, Complete|Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
No;—the misguided young man was now the victim of a gang of swindlers—the puppet of a coldblooded courtesan.
A girl, for instance, who danced at midnight with a straw Julebuk, found that her partner was no puppet but the Evil One himself.Christmas in Ritual and Tradition, Christian and Pagan|Clement A. Miles
British Dictionary definitions for puppet
- 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
- (as modifier)a puppet theatre
- a person, group, state, etc, that appears independent but is in fact controlled by another
- (as modifier)a puppet government
Word Origin for puppet
Word Origin and History for puppet
"doll moved by strings or wires" (later applied to puppets in glove form), 1530s, later form of Middle English popet "doll" (c.1300; cf. poppet), from Old French popette "little doll, puppet," diminutive of popee "doll, puppet" (13c., Modern French poupée), from Vulgar Latin *puppa, from Latin pupa "girl; doll" (see pupil (n.1)).
Metaphoric extension to "one whose actions are manipulated by another" first recorded 1540s (as poppet). Puppet show attested from 1650s, earlier puppet-play (1550s). Puppet government is attested from 1884 (in reference to Egypt).