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puppetnoun [C]

uk   /ˈpʌp.ɪt/  us   /ˈpʌp.ɪt/
a toy in the shape of a person or animal that you can move with strings or by putting your hand inside: We took the children to a puppet show/theatre.
disapproving a person or group whose actions are controlled by someone else: Western powers have been accused of trying to establish a puppet government/regime in the divided country.
(Definition of puppet from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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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.
(Definition of puppet from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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