magot

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French

Noun[edit]

magot (plural magots)

  1. (archaic) The Barbary ape.
    • 1800, The Lady's Magazine Or Entertaining Companion for the Fair Sex (volume 31, page 16)
      The magot differs from the ape by having a long muzzle and large canine teeth; and from the baboon by having no actual tail; though it has an exuberance of skin which bears that appearance.
  2. (art) A small grotesque figure depicted crouching on the covers of vases, etc.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for magot in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unknown/uncertain origin.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

magot m (plural magots)

  1. (colloquial) pile (of money), hoard
  2. a commercial agent

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Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Noun[edit]

magot m (plural magots)

  1. (Jersey) maggot

Volapük[edit]

Noun[edit]

magot (plural magots)

  1. statue

Declension[edit]