Origin: ME < OFr marmouset, grotesque figure < ?: form prob. infl. by marmouser, to mumble, grumble, of echoic orig.
See marmoset in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English marmusette, a kind of small monkey
Origin: , from Old French marmouset, grotesque figurine
Origin: , alteration (influenced by marmouser, to murmur)
Origin: of marmotte, marmot; see marmot.
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