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Noun
A model of a person or animal that is moved either by strings or by a hand
“He invented a puppet in the shape of a wooden woman, which was made by strings and springs to dance on the battlements of the beleaguered town.”
Noun
A toy or trinket in the shape of a human
“The girls go into the wood, cut down a young tree, and fasten to it a puppet dressed in white clothes to look like a woman.”
Noun
A person or group which is used or controlled by another
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“Their poor UK director was and always would be just a puppet of the directors working from the head office on the other side of the world.”
Noun
A person who behaves obsequiously to someone important
Noun
A nominal leader or head without real power
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A dummy or other representation of a person, group, or object
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Noun
A person who conforms to accepted behaviour or established practices
Noun
Puppet used for ventriloquism
Adjective
Holding or constituting a purely formal position or title without any real authority
Adjective
Subject to another's jurisdiction
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