mutt

or mut

[ muht ]
/ mʌt /

noun Slang.

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

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Nearby words

  1. mutinous,
  2. mutiny,
  3. mutism,
  4. muton,
  5. mutsuhito,
  6. mutt and jeff,
  7. mutter,
  8. mutton,
  9. mutton bird,
  10. mutton chop

Origin of mutt

1900–05, Americanism; short for muttonhead

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British Dictionary definitions for mutt

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 mutt

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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