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English noun: puppet

1. puppet (artifact) a small figure of a person operated from above with strings by a puppeteer


Broader (hypernym)figure

2. puppet (person) a person who is controlled by others and is used to perform unpleasant or dishonest tasks for someone else

Synonymscreature, tool

Broader (hypernym)slave

3. puppet (artifact) a doll with a hollow head of a person or animal and a cloth body; intended to fit over the hand and be manipulated with the fingers

Broader (hypernym)doll, dolly

Narrower (hyponym)glove doll, glove puppet, hand puppet

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