Definition of muppet in English:

muppet

noun

British
informal
  • An incompetent or foolish person.

    • ‘This kicks open the door for a generation of boybands and pop muppets, by proving to major record companies that it is perfectly possible to sell records with an artist who not only can't sing, but can't even talk on his own.’
    • ‘No, no, I know I should have done something, but I just stood there like a muppet, not knowing what to do.’
    • ‘I asked for a rare fillet with pepper sauce, only to be told that they had run out of pepper sauce, right you muppets…’
    • ‘She mentions that we should not take the lives of murderers as we cannot tell the true guilt of the offender, and when I read it first, because I'm a muppet, I thought that she meant, ‘How guilty they feel in themselves’.’
    • ‘The job is not getting done whilst you constantly take time to attack or defend whoever is the muppet of the month.’
    • ‘I have also had dealings with totally incompetent muppets posing as health professionals.’
    • ‘Unlike most of the muppets from school I normally meet, this guy WAS a mate.’
    • ‘Some muppet's just tried to mug him in Woolwich on his way to work, he's already been done over twice already, once at the bottom of our street for a pound!’
    • ‘The food is amazingly good and served by a muppet with fazzled hair.’
    • ‘Then it went out, and like muppets we went back down, gawping at the damage and the distance the sea had retreated.’
    • ‘My eyes hurt and my brain creaks in protest at the muppets and their tomfoolery.’
    • ‘Okay, you kind of felt sorry for them but it was payback time for making the rest of us look like a bunch of muppets in the Maths class.’
    • ‘I suppose the muppets saw someone with the same name in the same town and decided to bill her.’
    • ‘He looks really sleek and I look like a real muppet.’
    • ‘So, they lost a customer even before the policy came into effect, muppets!’
    • ‘Instead of saying their lines dead straight, like every good comedian is supposed to do, these two muppets are mugging like crazy and can barely keep the smirk out of their voices.’
    • ‘The big problem is with those muppets who go out in their 4x4s and do not have any rules, consideration or code of conduct at all.’
    • ‘I used to think that you were a complete muppet, but you've changed my opinion.’
    • ‘This is either a slight glitch that they'll fix, or I'm being a muppet and misunderstanding the process.’
    • ‘I know we weren't supposed to be drinking last night, just blame the two muppets in the supermarket for that one.’
    idiot, ass, halfwit, nincompoop, blockhead, buffoon, dunce, dolt, ignoramus, cretin, imbecile, dullard, moron, simpleton, clod
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Origin

1990s: from Muppet, the generic name given to various puppets and marionettes created by Jim Henson (1936–90) for the children's television programmes Sesame Street and The Muppet Show.

Pronunciation

muppet

/ˈmʌpɪt/