The infamous QI Elves shared this on Twitter over the weekend:
I think it was conveniently timed to coincide with the upcoming Trump inauguration, but to be fair, we had our own quockerwodger long before DT came onto the political scene.
It seems like it is a borrowed definition:
The term quockerwodger, although originally referring to a wooden toy figure which jerks its limbs about when pulled by a string, has been supplemented with a political meaning. A pseudo-politician, one whose strings of action are pulled by somebody else, is now often termed a quockerwodger.
But it’s a highly accurate one for our President. And – if the “fake news” are to be believed – theirs as well.