maumet

[ maw-mit ]
/ ˈmɔ mɪt /

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.

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 forms

mau·met·ry, noun
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maumet

mammet (ˈmæmɪt)

/ (ˈmɔːmɪt) /

noun

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

Derived Forms

maumetry, 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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