maumet

noun
mau·​met | \ˈmȯmə̇t\
plural -s

Definition of maumet 

1 obsolete : a false god or idol

2 now dialectal British

a : an odd figure : puppet, effigy, image, doll used also as a generalized term of abuse or contempt

b : scarecrow

3 archaic : a fancy pigeon with dark eyes and white or creamy feathers

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History and Etymology for maumet

Middle English, from Old French mahommet, from Mahommet Muhammad †a.d. 632 Arabian prophet and founder of Islam; from a medieval belief that Muslims worshiped images of Muhammad

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