sock puppet

noun

Definition of sock puppet

1 : a hand puppet made with a sock
2 : a false online identity used for deceptive purposes

Examples of sock puppet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One had a peacock sock puppet during the Oklahoma game last month. Tom Green | Tgreen@al.com, al, 15 Feb. 2022 Cryptocurrency’s biggest boosters would do well to remember tech’s most infamous sock puppet. Angela Watercutter, Wired, 11 Feb. 2022 Whether sock puppet accounts get taken down will depend on each platform’s individual terms of use, Lampe said. Ashley Nerbovig, Detroit Free Press, 3 Dec. 2021 Shari & Lamb Chop will follow Lewis’s long, iconic career as a performer, from her beginnings with sock puppet Lamb Chop on kids’ TV series Captain Kangaroo in 1956 to Lewis’s 1998 death from uterine cancer. Justin Curto, Vulture, 11 Aug. 2021 Also at both those locations will be Lamb Chop, perhaps the most memorable — and feistiest — sock puppet of all time, who appeared on children’s television for 40 years with her ventriloquist co-star, Shari Lewis. New York Times, 10 Aug. 2021 Yes, in real life there are marionettes for sale on Alamo Street, and for a time a gruff old barker with a sock puppet urged visitors to step inside Pat O’Briens. Jim Kiest, San Antonio Express-News, 8 July 2021 McLaughlin's motives for creating the sock puppet account are also puzzling to many. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 4 Aug. 2020 An investigation by The Verge revealed evidence that Gu operated several sock puppet Twitter accounts, most notably one under the name @MaryLauryMD (since deleted). Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 4 Aug. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of sock puppet

1959, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Sock puppet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sock%20puppet. Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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