• (RP) IPA: /ˈmʌpɪt/, /ˈmʌpɛt/
  • (Aus) IPA: /ˈmʌpət/

muppet (plural muppets)

  1. (UK, Ireland, Australian, NZ, slang, pejorative) 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.
  • Portuguese: tolo, tola
  • Russian: болван


muppet (plural muppets)

  1. A type of puppet created by Jim Henson, the Jim Henson Company, or the Muppets Studio LLC, and popularized by Sesame Street and The Muppet Show, typically operated with one hand of the puppeteer inside the head and a rod or glove to move one arm of the puppet.
  2. One of a group of established puppet characters acting as a sort of repertory company, which first appeared as a group on The Muppet Show and features Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Animal, and Gonzo.
  3. One of a group of established puppet characters appearing on Sesame Street, including Big Bird, Bert, Ernie, Oscar the Grouch, Count von Count, and Cookie Monster.

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