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Meaning of puppet

pup•pet

Pronunciation: (pup'it), [key]
— n.
  1. an artificial figure representing a human being or an animal, manipulated by the hand, rods, wires, etc., as on a miniature stage. Cf.
  2. a person, group, government, etc., whose actions are prompted and controlled by another or others.
  3. a small doll.
  4. poppethead.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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