ma·​got | \ məˈgō, maˈ-, mäˈ- \
plural -s

Definition of magot

1 : barbary ape
2 : a small grotesque figure of Chinese or Japanese style or workmanship

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History and Etymology for magot

French, from Middle French, from magog, magot deformed creature, from Magog, a nation represented in the New Testament as one that will be deceived by Satan (Revelation 20:8), from Magog, described in the Old Testament as a land from which the people under their king Gog wished to set forth to destroy Jerusalem (Ezekiel 38 & 39)

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“Magot.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2020.

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