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mutt

or mut

[ muht ]

noun

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


mutt

/ mʌt /

noun

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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of mutt1

1900–05, Americanism; short for muttonhead
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Word History and Origins

Origin of mutt1

C20: shortened from muttonhead
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Example Sentences

So mutt data could help focus on how genes seem to affect behavior.

The team made sure to include both purebred and mixed-breed dogs, or mutts.

The inclusion of mixed-breed dogs, or mutts, shed light on how ancestry affects behavior while removing the purebred stereotypes that could affect the way the dog is treated — and thus behaves.

EmbarkIn three simple steps of activating your dog’s test, swabbing your dog’s cheeks, and mailing the swab into the lab, Embark can detect breed contributions of your mutt down to five percent of all of the breeds involved.

Mutts was particularly aggressive and effective getting to the rim, scoring the final basket of the first half on a driving one-handed dunk to help stake the Hokies to a 35-32 lead heading into the locker room.

Visit an animal shelter, pick out the sorriest mutt you can find, and then put it down.

Like all white Americans, I'm a mutt: a little English, a little Irish, a little German.

Hayes and Komisarjevsky were “a Mutt and Jeff pair; the whole thing happened because they were inside together.”

It took 16 years before the last survivor, a mutt named Musketeer, expired.

You listened to the very people who created our economic meltdown, the Mutt and Jeff team of Larry Summers and Tim Geithner.

You take a common ancestral mutt, and generations later you can develop an Airedale, a dachshund or a Spitz.

I don't have to be first with you, Pete, or anybody else, but I'm not going to run second to a dish-faced mutt.

A lady mutt first made it into orbit, ahead of any people, remember?

But say, it was worth the price of admission to see that old mutt when he got up, he looked like Santa Claus.

An' Mulligan's an Irishman an' mean—say, he's the meanest mutt you ever see.

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