maumet

maumet

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

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

maumetry, noun
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maumet or mammet (ˈmɔːmɪt, ˈmæmɪt)
 
n
1.  obsolete a false god; idol
2.  dialect (English) a figure dressed up, such as a guy or scarecrow
 
[C13: from Old French mahomet idol, literally: the prophet Mohammed, from the belief that his image was worshipped]
 
mammet or mammet
 
n
 
[C13: from Old French mahomet idol, literally: the prophet Mohammed, from the belief that his image was worshipped]
 
'maumetry or mammet
 
n

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