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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
Noun
A person who conforms to accepted behaviour or established practices
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A dummy or other crude representation of a person, group or object that is hated
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Noun
Puppet used for ventriloquism
Noun
Person who acts automatically
Adjective
Holding or constituting a purely formal position or title without any real authority
Adjective
Something that is separated from or on the periphery of something else but is nevertheless dependent on or controlled by it
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