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

It is better wither to be silent, or to say things of more value than silence. Sooner throw a pearl at hazard than an idle or useless word; and do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in a few.