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puppeteer

[puhp-i-teer] /ˌpʌp ɪˈtɪər/
noun
1.
a person who manipulates puppets, as in a puppet show.
verb (used without object)
2.
to work as a puppeteer, by making puppets perform.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30; puppet + -eer
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Examples from the web for puppeteer
  • His hands dart and float in the air as if manipulated by an inebriated puppeteer.
  • Today the total staff is seven and that accounts for our new puppeteer.
  • Watching a puppet play inspires her to become an apprentice to the puppeteer, who turns out to possess deadly secrets.
  • The puppeteer's hand fits comfortably in the back to control the mouth movement.
British Dictionary definitions for puppeteer

puppeteer

/ˌpʌpɪˈtɪə/
noun
1.
a person who manipulates puppets
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Word Origin and History for puppeteer
n.

1917, from puppet + -eer.

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