maumet

[maw-mit]
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noun

British Dialect.
  1. a doll, puppet, scarecrow, or other figure built to resemble a human being.
  2. an empty-headed or mindless person.
Obsolete. an idol; a false god.

Nearby words

  1. maulmain,
  2. maulstick,
  3. maulvi,
  4. mauman,
  5. maumee,
  6. maun,
  7. mauna kea,
  8. mauna kea observatories,
  9. mauna kea observatory,
  10. mauna loa

Origin of maumet

1175–1225; Middle English < Old French mahommet idol, special use of Mahommet Mohammed, whose image was thought to be an object of worship

Related formsmau·met·ry, noun

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maumet

mammet (ˈmæmɪt)

noun

obsolete a false god; idol
English dialect a figure dressed up, such as a guy or scarecrow
Derived Formsmaumetry, noun

Word Origin for maumet

C13: from Old French mahomet idol, literally: the prophet Mohammed, from the belief that his image was worshipped

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