noun Date: circa 1923 one who manipulates puppets

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • puppeteer — 1930, from PUPPET (Cf. puppet) + EER (Cf. eer) …   Etymology dictionary

  • puppeteer — [pup΄ə tir′] n. a person who operates, designs, or costumes puppets, or produces puppet shows …   English World dictionary

  • Puppeteer — A puppeteer is a person who manipulates an inanimate object a puppet in real time to create the illusion of life. The puppeteer may be visible to or hidden from the audience. A puppeteer can operate a puppet indirectly by the use of strings, rods …   Wikipedia

  • puppeteer — UK [ˌpʌpɪˈtɪə(r)] / US [ˌpʌpɪˈtɪr] noun [countable] Word forms puppeteer : singular puppeteer plural puppeteers a person who performs shows using puppets …   English dictionary

  • puppeteer — /pup i tear /, n. 1. a person who manipulates puppets, as in a puppet show. v.i. 2. to work as a puppeteer, by making puppets perform. [1925 30; PUPPET + EER] * * * …   Universalium

  • puppeteer — [[t]pʌ̱pɪtɪ͟ə(r)[/t]] puppeteers N COUNT A puppeteer is a person who gives shows using puppets …   English dictionary

  • puppeteer — pup•pet•eer [[t]ˌpʌp ɪˈtɪər[/t]] n. 1) sbz a person who manipulates puppets 2) to work as a puppeteer • Etymology: 1925–30 …   From formal English to slang

  • puppeteer — puppet ► NOUN 1) a movable model of a person or animal, moved either by strings or by a hand inside it, used to entertain. 2) a person under the control of another. DERIVATIVES puppeteer noun puppetry noun. ORIGIN later form of POPPET(Cf. ↑poppet …   English terms dictionary

  • puppeteer — noun a) A person who uses a puppet. b) Figuratively, someone who is manipulative and able to get others to do what they want in a puppet like manner …   Wiktionary

  • puppeteer — pup|pe|teer [ˌpʌpıˈtıə US ˈtır] n someone who performs with puppets …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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