sock puppet

noun

Definition of sock puppet 

1 : a hand puppet made with a sock

2 : a false online identity used for deceptive purposes

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And Wikipedia itself is battling against sock puppets (the use of multiple account to skirt regulations), bad sourcing and fringe editors, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. Christopher Carbone, Fox News, "YouTube will link to Wikipedia to battle conspiracy videos," 14 Mar. 2018 Ethel Stein, a weaver who created countless intricate textile artworks and one particularly influential sock puppet, died on Friday in Cortlandt, N.Y. Neil Genzlinger, New York Times, "Ethel Stein, Who Created Intricate Textile Art, Dies at 100," 12 Mar. 2018 Also to make my friends act it out with sock puppets. Brian Guiducci, Teen Vogue, "Author Kendare Blake Shares Excerpt from "One Dark Throne"," 22 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of sock puppet

1959, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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