maumet

[maw-mit]
noun
  1. British Dialect.
    1. a doll, puppet, scarecrow, or other figure built to resemble a human being.
    2. an empty-headed or mindless person.
  2. 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 formsmau·met·ry, noun
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maumet

mammet (ˈmæmɪt)

noun
  1. obsolete a false god; idol
  2. 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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