Bleeckie, an example of a rod puppet.



  • Any small model of a person or animal able to be moved by strings or rods, or in the form of a glove.
  • A person, country, etc, controlled by another.
  • A poppet; a small image in the human form; a doll.
  • The upright support for the bearing of the spindle in a lathe.


  • From Middle English popet, probably from, though attested earlier than, Middle French poupette, diminutive of poupĂ©e (cf. also Medieval Latin *pupata), ultimately derived from a Latin pupa ("doll, puppet; girl"). See also puppy.

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