muppet

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From Muppet, because these characters are noted for silliness.

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muppet (plural muppets)

  1. (Britain, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, slang, derogatory) An incompetent or foolish person.
    Sally is such a muppet, the way she always misses the train.
    Some muppet's parked a car at the bus stop.
    • 1996 April 18, soc.culture.singapore, Usenet[1]:
      You impudent muppet, diu lay! You may be able to hoodwink people over in the UK, but not those of us over here.

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