mutt

or mut

[ muht ]
/ mʌt /

noun Slang.

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

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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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