Poppet; small children are often refered to as a poppet and sometimes...

@urbandekay (18308)
July 20, 2007 5:09pm CST
by extension a loved one but do you know the far from pleasant origin of this expression? all the best urban
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@abroji (3247)
• India
21 Jul 07
If we examin the word etimologically we can find that the word poppet has it's root in Latin, and the meaning is puppet, not an ordinary puppet but a puppet used in witchcraft etc. It could be made of wood, carved fruits, vegetables, or cloth stuffed with some herbs.I am not sure if it is right, but this is what I could gather with a quick search. Thank you, urban.
@urbandekay (18308)
21 Jul 07
Yes indeed, a poppet is as you say the small doll used in European Witchcraft for supposedly capable of causing harm to an individual by having pins stuck into it. all the best urban
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@abroji (3247)
• India
21 Jul 07
Thank you urban for the comment.