hand puppet

noun

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web NYPD Blue detectives Sipowicz and Simone are brought in to interrogate the smart-alecky hand puppet. Chris Norris, SPIN, 13 Aug. 2022 In this 2003 episode, Cartman wins first place in a Latino culture contest by showcasing his special guest, Jennifer Lopez, who turns out to be a crude hand puppet. Jason Lipshutz, Billboard, 2 Feb. 2022 This iteration makes a gesture like a hand puppet in repose, or the letter A in American Sign Language. Lauren Mechling, Town & Country, 5 Mar. 2022 Second place receives a fabulous soft rubbery hand puppet depicting a, well, some indeterminate aquatic creature; guesses included a shark, barracuda, alligator and dinosaur. Washington Post, 1 July 2021 Other political efforts dovetailed with his art, which veered from grand 80-foot-long sculptures to whimsical hand puppets and felt hats. Harrison Smith, Washington Post, 8 Sep. 2019 For those willing to really take the costume to the next level, Yandy is also selling hand puppets, a wig, belt and socks separately. Robyn Merrett, PEOPLE.com, 19 Sep. 2019 Many said the use of the hand puppet, in addition to the colonel not raising his own right hand and not remembering the oath, was disrespectful. Lukas Mikelionis, Fox News, 19 Apr. 2018 Clockwise, from top left, are hand puppets, a busy blanket, baby blankets, a comfort animal, comfort dolls and baby hats. Elizabeth Marie Himchak, Pomerado News, 10 July 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1929, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hand puppet was in 1929

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“Hand puppet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hand%20puppet. Accessed 27 Nov. 2022.

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