Muppet



/ˈmʌpɪt/
noun
1.
(slang) a stupid person
noun

any puppet character of the children’s television show Sesame Street and commercial products of those characters
Word Origin

m(arionette) + (p)uppet
Usage Note

trademark
noun

a stupid person
Usage Note

derogatory slang
n.

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.

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