Meaning of “puppet” in the English Dictionary

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"puppet" in British English

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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:

(Definition of “puppet” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"puppet" in American English

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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)