Definition of poppet noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

poppet

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈpɒpɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɑːpɪt//
 
(British English, informal)
 
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used to talk to or about somebody you like or love, especially a child What a poppet she is! Don’t cry, poppet. Word Origin late Middle English: based on Latin pup(p)a ‘girl, doll’. Compare with puppet.
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