mut

1
[ muht ]
/ mʌt /
|

noun


Nearby words

  1. muster in,
  2. muster roll,
  3. musth,
  4. mustn't,
  5. musty,
  6. mut dash,
  7. mut.,
  8. mutable,
  9. mutable sign,
  10. mutacism

mut

2
[ muht ]
/ mʌt /

noun Printing.

Origin of mut

2
by shortening

mutt

or mut

[ muht ]
/ mʌt /

noun Slang.

a dog, especially a mongrel.
a stupid or foolish person; simpleton.

Origin of mutt

1900–05, Americanism; short for muttonhead

mut.

mutilated.
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British Dictionary definitions for mut

mut

/ (mʌt) /

noun

printing another word for em (def. 1)

Word Origin for mut

C20: shortened from mutton

mutt

/ (mʌt) /

noun slang

an inept, ignorant, or stupid person
a mongrel dog; cur

Word Origin for mutt

C20: shortened from muttonhead

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Word Origin and History for mut

mutt

n.

1901, "stupid or foolish person," American English, probably a shortening of muttonhead (1803); meaning "a dog," especially "a mongrel" is from 1904, originally simply a term of contempt, but perhaps this is a separate word of unknown derivation.

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