- a simple hand puppet made from a sock.；a person whose actions are controlled by another
noun: sock puppet, plural noun: sock puppets
- 1. a simple hand puppet made from a sock.
- ▪ a person whose actions are controlled by another a brainless sock puppet who only knows what to say because his handlers feed him his lines
- 2. a false online identity, typically created by a person or group in order to promote their own opinions or views both sides in the debate use sock puppets to make it seem as if scores of people are arguing a point