Definition of muppet in English:

muppet

noun

British
informal
  • An incompetent or foolish person.

    • ‘The food is amazingly good and served by a muppet with fazzled hair.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘My eyes hurt and my brain creaks in protest at the muppets and their tomfoolery.’
    • ‘Unlike most of the muppets from school I normally meet, this guy WAS a mate.’
    • ‘I know we weren't supposed to be drinking last night, just blame the two muppets in the supermarket for that one.’
    • ‘I have also had dealings with totally incompetent muppets posing as health professionals.’
    • ‘He looks really sleek and I look like a real muppet.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘So, they lost a customer even before the policy came into effect, muppets!’
    • ‘I used to think that you were a complete muppet, but you've changed my opinion.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I asked for a rare fillet with pepper sauce, only to be told that they had run out of pepper sauce, right you muppets…’
    • ‘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!’
    • ‘This is either a slight glitch that they'll fix, or I'm being a muppet and misunderstanding the process.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Then it went out, and like muppets we went back down, gawping at the damage and the distance the sea had retreated.’
    • ‘No, no, I know I should have done something, but I just stood there like a muppet, not knowing what to do.’
    • ‘I suppose the muppets saw someone with the same name in the same town and decided to bill her.’
    • ‘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.’
    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/