- Also called sock . a false name or identity assumed by an internet user, often to communicate favorable or self-serving comments or used to create a mythical rival with whom that user can successfully argue online.
- Also called sock, sock account . an online user account created for such purposes.
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Origin of sock puppet
OTHER WORDS FROM sock puppetsock-puppet, verb (used without object), sock-pup·pet·ed, sock-pup·pet·ing.
Words nearby sock puppet
Example sentences from the Web for sock puppet
Two and a half years ago this was just a sock, underwear and a lounge kind of company.The Hot Designer Who Hates Fashion: VK Nagrani Triumphs His Own Way|Tom Teodorczuk|December 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Based on his sock puppet, I expected him to be a burly bearded giant clad in plaid—basically, a Canadian Paul Bunyan.
A food court in a suburban mall seemed like a good place to meet Ed the Sock.
Still, Ed the Sock is more active on Twitter these days, where he has more than 14 thousand followers.
The duo first met in 1997 when Kerzner was playing Ed the Sock live.
The boy was hurt; my heart went out to him, for the memory of my own sock-ball and tickley-bender days came back to me.
"I was playin' sock-ball," snuffled the boy, and a solitary tear rolled down his snub nose.
The puppet had been torn from Mazaroff's hands; those compromising papers had vanished from Countess Saens's drawer.The Weight of the Crown|Fred M. White
I have heard of puppet rulers before—woman whom I am delighted to learn has a human heart after all.Valley of the Croen|Lee Tarbell
A number of persons were assembled in the tap-room of the inn, where a man was exhibiting a puppet-show.Rudy and Babette|Hans Christian Andersen