Definition of puppet play in US English:

puppet play


  • 1A play or dramatic performance enacted with puppets.

  • 2The playing or acting of puppets; play that involves puppets.


Mid 16th century; earliest use found in John Hall (1529–1568/9), surgeon and author. From puppet + play. Compare Dutch poppenspel, Middle Low German poppenspēl, German Puppenspiel, all also fig.


puppet play

/ˈpʌpɪt ˌpleɪ/