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any puppet character of the children's television show Sesame Street and commercial products of those characters
m(arionette) + (p)uppet
a stupid person
Trademark (U.S.) Sept. 26, 1972, claiming use from 1971, but in print from Sept. 1970. Name coined by creator Jim Henson (1936-1990), who said, despite the resemblance to marionette and puppet (they have qualities of both), it has no etymology; he just liked the sound.