sock puppet


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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This one really has it all: Broadway-level choreography and costumes, a sock puppet show, Harvey Korman dancing alone in an empty bowling alley, and the real-life version of that dreamy zoom-in effect on Instagram stories. Liz Arcury, Marie Claire, "The 8 Best Celebrity Holiday Specials Ever," 29 Nov. 2018 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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