One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A puppet-like toy, usually of pasteboard, consisting of a figure of a human being (sometimes a caricature of a famous person) with a jointed body and limbs moved by pulling a thread or wire.
Mid 18th century; earliest use found in The London Magazine. From French pantin, further etymology uncertain.
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