1. [ noun ] a small figure of a person operated from above with strings by a puppeteer
Synonyms: marionette
Related terms: figure
2. [ noun ] (history) a person who is controlled by others and is used to perform unpleasant or dishonest tasks for someone else
Synonyms: creature tool
Related terms: slave
3. [ noun ] 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
Related terms: doll hand_puppet
Similar spelling:   pupate