puppeteer

[ puhp-i-teer ]
/ ˌpʌp ɪˈtɪər /

noun

a person who manipulates puppets, as in a puppet show.

verb (used without object)

to work as a puppeteer, by making puppets perform.

Nearby words

  1. pupin,
  2. pupin, michael idvorsky,
  3. pupiparous,
  4. puppet,
  5. puppet show,
  6. puppetry,
  7. puppify,
  8. puppis,
  9. puppp,
  10. puppy

Origin of puppeteer

First recorded in 1925–30; puppet + -eer

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British Dictionary definitions for puppeteering

puppeteer

/ (ˌpʌpɪˈtɪə) /

noun

a person who manipulates puppets
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Word Origin and History for puppeteering

puppeteer

n.

1917, from puppet + -eer.

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