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Definition of puppet noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1a model of a person or an animal that can be made to move, for example by pulling strings attached to parts of its body or by putting your hand inside it. A puppet with strings is also called amarionette a hand puppet a puppet show
  2. 2(usually disapproving) a person or group whose actions are controlled by another The occupying forces set up a puppet government.
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