Definition of marionettish in English:

marionettish

(also marionetish)

adjective

  • Suggestive of a marionette in appearance or movement.

Origin

1920s; earliest use found in Eugene O'Neill (1888–1953), dramatist. From marionette + -ish.

Pronunciation

marionettish

/marɪəˈnɛtɪʃ/