- Muppet 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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muppet — /mupˈit/ (slang) noun A foolish or stupid person ORIGIN: From the puppet characters in The Muppet Show, US television series created by Jim Henson (1936–90) … Useful english dictionary
Muppet — Ne doit pas être confondu avec la série Les Muppets (1996 1998), suite du Muppet Show. Le mot Muppet (contraction de marionette et puppet) est un terme générique désignant les personnages créés par le … Wikipédia en Français
muppet — Person displaying muppet like or embarrassing behaviour; a general idiot. You are such a muppet … Dictionary of american slang
muppet — noun Brit. informal an incompetent or foolish person. Origin 1990s: from Muppet, the generic name given to various puppets and marionettes created for the children s television programmes Sesame Street and The Muppet Show … English new terms dictionary
muppet — UK [ˈmʌpɪt] / US [ˈmʌpət] noun [countable] Word forms muppet : singular muppet plural muppets British informal an insulting word for someone who behaves in a stupid way • Etymology: From The Muppets , a television show featuring a group of funny… … English dictionary
muppet — noun /ˈmʌpɪt,ˈmʌpɛt/ An incompetent or foolish person. Sally is such a muppet, the way she always gets George coffee … Wiktionary
Muppet — Mild insult to the mildly dippy. Usually reserved for someone doing something without calling upon common sense in the process. And then the man from the RAC told me my car was not working because I d run out of petrol. You muppet! … Dictionary of american slang
muppet — n British a retarded, incapacitated or grotesque person. A word usually used with none of the affection or humour that its inno cent source (the American TV puppet show of the 1970s) might suggest. The term has been applied to hospital inmates,… … Contemporary slang
muppet — • a foolish or stupid person. e.g. Don t be a muppet, I can t believe your gonna do that … Londonisms dictionary
Muppet — noun a) A type of puppet popularised by and , typically operated with one hand of the puppeteer inside the head and a rod to move one arm of the puppet. b) Slang term of abuse implying stupidity and incompetence … Wiktionary