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maumet

[maw-mit] /ˈmɔ mɪt/
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
1175-1225
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
maumetry, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for maumet

maumet

/ˈmɔːmɪt/
noun
1.
(obsolete) a false god; idol
2.
(English, dialect) a figure dressed up, such as a guy or scarecrow
Derived Forms
maumetry, noun
Word Origin
C13: from Old French mahomet idol, literally: the prophet Mohammed, from the belief that his image was worshipped
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