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mut1

[muht]
noun
  1. mutt.
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mut2

[muht]
noun Printing.
  1. mutton2.
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Origin of mut2

by shortening

mutt

or mut

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

1900–05, Americanism; short for muttonhead

mut.

  1. mutilated.
  2. mutual.
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British Dictionary definitions for mut

mut

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

C20: shortened from mutton

mutt

noun slang
  1. an inept, ignorant, or stupid person
  2. a mongrel dog; cur
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Word Origin

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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