Definition of puppet-playing in English:

puppet-playing

noun

rare
  • The action of staging a puppet play; puppetry.

adjective

rare
  • That operates a puppet or puppets.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Acts & Articles Synod Reformed Churches France. From puppet + playing<br>early 17th century; earliest use found in John Vicars (1580–1652), chronicler and poet. From puppet + playing.

Pronunciation

puppet-playing

/ˈpʌpɪtˌpleɪɪŋ/