Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A fool's bauble.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Europe with their traditional costume of motley, cap and bells, and marotte.

    WISDOM OF THE FOOL

  • How often this is so with the visions of domesticity — the detailed picture of what our home will be like; or, of life among our fellow-citizens or in society; or, again, of living in the country — the kind of house we shall have, its surroundings, the marks of honor and respect that will be paid to us, and so on, — whatever our hobby may be; chaque fou a sa marotte.

    Counsels and Maxims

  • Never mind the grammar, the sentences above illustrate my ignorance of la grammaire, mais l’orthographe … c’est ma marotte.

    rencontre - French Word-A-Day

  • Never mind the grammar, the sentences above illustrate my ignorance of la grammaire, mais l’orthographe… c’est ma marotte.

    rencontre - French Word-A-Day

  • June 18th, 2006 at 6:27 pm marotte hand don’t know whatma left hand’s doin’

    Firedoglake » Face the Snark

  • [first image, of a century-old bisque marotte, from antiquedolls; the second, of an early-seventies Ford Maverick, from barkbarkwoofwoof]

    jameswagner.com

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  • Originally, a baton carried by a fool or jester as a mock emblem of office; later, it was used to describe a pet notion or craze.

    November 5, 2007