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poppet

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noun pop·pet \ˈpä-pət\

Simple Definition of poppet

  • —used to talk in a loving way to or about a child

Full Definition of poppet

  1. 1 a Midland :  doll b obsolete :  marionette

  2. 2 chiefly British :  dear

  3. 3 a :  an upright support or guide of a machine that is fastened at the bottom only b :  a valve that rises perpendicularly to or from its seat

Examples of poppet

  1. <a scruffy old poppet that had once belonged to my great grandmother>



Origin of poppet

Middle English popet — more at puppet


First Known Use: 15th century

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