- A mushroom-shaped valve with a flat end piece that is lifted in and out of an opening by an axial rod
- A small figure of a human being used in sorcery and witchcraft
- An endearingly sweet or pretty child or young girl (often used as an affectionate form of address)
She took another sip. 'He must be a poppet--I should like to meet him.'--The Little Dragon
When I was thinking over acceptable endearments this week I got the chance to read up on what terms other languages use. They seemed rootless and weird to me until I spent a nano-second thinking on our own. 'My little cabbage' ('mon petit chou') is just another one of those crazy French-isms right up until one is modestly asked to consider 'sweetpea' or 'home skillet' or 'honeybun'. And I love poppet.
We don't use poppet in the van Voorhees home. We use Goob.