puppet Meaning in Cambridge American English Dictionary
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puppetnoun [C]

 us   /ˈpʌp·ɪt/
a type of toy that looks like a person or animal and is moved by a person using strings or putting a hand inside it disapproving A puppet is also a person or group whose actions are controlled by someone else: The mayor is a puppet who does what business leaders tell him to.
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