Definition of muppet noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈmʌpɪt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmʌpɪt//
(British English, informal)
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a stupid person He’s a muppet. You’re ruining it, you muppet! Word Origin1990s: 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.

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