magot

noun

ma·​got
məˈgō,
maˈ-,
mäˈ-
plural -s
1
: barbary ape
2
: a small grotesque figure of Chinese or Japanese style or workmanship

Word History

Etymology

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/magot. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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