Associations to the word «Puppet»


PUPPET, noun. Any small model of a person or animal able to be moved by strings or rods, or in the form of a glove.
PUPPET, noun. (figuratively) A person, country, etc, controlled by another.
PUPPET, noun. (obsolete) A poppet; a small image in the human form; a doll.
PUPPET, noun. (engineering) The upright support for the bearing of the spindle in a lathe.
PUPPET ARMIES, noun. Plural of puppet army
PUPPET ARMY, noun. An army that an invading country forms by recruiting people from already-occupied areas of the country being invaded.
PUPPET ARMY, noun. (specifically) Such an army in China during the Sino-Japanese War.
PUPPET GOVERNMENT, noun. A government which is formally independent, but de facto wholly controlled by a foreign power.
PUPPET LEADER, noun. Alternative form of puppet ruler
PUPPET LEADERS, noun. Plural of puppet leader
PUPPET RULER, noun. A leader or ruler chosen by another ruler to head a government, usually under the other ruler's order
PUPPET RULERS, noun. Plural of puppet ruler
PUPPET SHOW, noun. A show, theatrical performance, in which the parts are played by puppets impersonating human or other characters
PUPPET SHOWS, noun. Plural of puppet show
PUPPET STATE, noun. A state governed by a puppet government.
PUPPET VALVE, noun. (engineering) A simple type of valve, consisting of one or more circular plates held down by a spring.
PUPPET VALVES, noun. Plural of puppet valve

Dictionary definition

PUPPET, noun. A small figure of a person operated from above with strings by a puppeteer.
PUPPET, noun. A person who is controlled by others and is used to perform unpleasant or dishonest tasks for someone else.
PUPPET, noun. A doll with a hollow head of a person or animal and a cloth body; intended to fit over the hand and be manipulated with the fingers.

Wise words

Words differently arranged have a different meaning, and meanings differently arranged have different effects.
Blaise Pascal