mut

1
[muht]

mut

2
[muht]
noun Printing.
  1. mutton2.

Origin of mut

2
by shortening

mutt

or mut

[muht]
noun Slang.
  1. a dog, especially a mongrel.
  2. a stupid or foolish person; simpleton.

Origin of mutt

1900–05, Americanism; short for muttonhead

mut.

  1. mutilated.
  2. mutual.
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Examples from the Web for mut

Contemporary Examples of mut

  • For Selman, Mut'ah is simply "a permission from God to have sexual relations."

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    Islam's Sex Licenses

    Betwa Sharma

    April 29, 2009

  • Like permanent marriages in Islam, Mut'ah marriages are only allowed with other Muslims, Christians, and Jews.

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    Islam's Sex Licenses

    Betwa Sharma

    April 29, 2009

  • He says Mut'ah leads to abandonment of pregnant women, unwanted babies, and destroys the purpose and sanctity of marriage.

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    Betwa Sharma

    April 29, 2009

Historical Examples of mut


British Dictionary definitions for mut

mut

noun
  1. printing another word for em (def. 1)

Word Origin for mut

C20: shortened from mutton

mutt

noun slang
  1. an inept, ignorant, or stupid person
  2. 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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