Examples of puppet in a Sentence
a dictator who was perceived as being an American puppet
gave her a puppet with strings for a gift
Recent Examples of puppet from the Web
Many mentioned playing soccer or tennis, two played the harmonica, one made puppets, and eighteen twirled the baton.
Sicily’s Opera dei Pupi, which dates to the 19th century, features wooden puppets in tales of medieval chivalry and battles.
And then Mephistopheles can blame the governor, and get his little (Democratic gubernatorial candidate J.B.) Pritzker puppet in there and the fiefdom is secure again.
Diaz de la Portilla has accused Diaz of being a puppet of special interests and an untrue Republican because he was registered without party affiliation until 2007.
The best aspect of OIB’s production is the puppet design by Gabrielle Grafrath, who creates terrifically cartoonish piranha and a witty stylization of bodies being tempest-tossed.
Lewis, a talented ventriloquist who invented the sock puppet Lamb Chop and her pals Charlie Horse and Hush Puppy, filled their home with similar plush characters.
For her, childhood consisted of growing up in a home of 60 puppets and sleeping next to Lamb Chop every night.
The 13-year-old star on going to the movies with Tilda Swinton and acting opposite a massive stuffed puppet.
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Origin and Etymology of puppet
Middle English popet youth, doll, from Middle French poupette, diminutive of *poupe doll, from Vulgar Latin *puppa, alteration of Latin pupa
First Known Use: 1538See Words from the same year
PUPPET Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of puppet for English Language Learners
: a doll that is moved by putting your hand inside it or by pulling strings or wires that are attached to it
: a person or an organization that is controlled by another person or organization
PUPPET Defined for Kids
Definition of puppet for Students
1 : a doll moved by hand or by strings or wires
2 : someone or something (as a government) whose acts are controlled by another
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