poppet


pop·pet

noun \ˈpä-pət\

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

Full Definition of POPPET

1
a Midland :  doll
b obsolete :  marionette
2
chiefly British :  dear
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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