One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1An image, a dressed-up figure; a doll, a puppet.
2A contemptible or hateful person; a weakling, a physically or mentally feeble person. Now chiefly English regional.
Middle English (in an earlier sense). From Anglo-Norman maumet, reduced form of mauhoumet, Old French mahomet, mahommet idol, a use of Mahomet Mahomet, resulting from the common medieval Christian belief that the prophet Muhammad was worshipped as a god.
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