Pronunciation: (pup'it), [key]
1. an artificial figure representing a human being or an animal, manipulated by the hand, rods, wires, etc., as on a miniature stage. Cf. hand puppet, marionette.
2. a person, group, government, etc., whose actions are prompted and controlled by another or others.
3. a small doll.
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