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puppeteer

[ puhp-i-teer ]
/ ˌpʌp ɪˈtɪər /
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noun
a person who manipulates puppets, as in a puppet show.
verb (used without object)
to work as a puppeteer, by making puppets perform.
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Origin of puppeteer

First recorded in 1925–30; puppet + -eer
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British Dictionary definitions for puppeteer

puppeteer
/ (ˌpʌpɪˈtɪə) /

noun
a person who manipulates puppets
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