- a dog, especially a mongrel.
- a stupid or foolish person; simpleton.
Origin of mutt
Examples from the Web for mutt
Like all white Americans, I'm a mutt: a little English, a little Irish, a little German.Inside The Mind Of A Republican Delegate
August 27, 2012
Hayes and Komisarjevsky were “a Mutt and Jeff pair; the whole thing happened because they were inside together.”Inside the Mind of a Monster
November 10, 2010
It took 16 years before the last survivor, a mutt named Musketeer, expired.The World’s 12 Richest Dogs
The Daily Beast
June 18, 2010
You listened to the very people who created our economic meltdown, the Mutt and Jeff team of Larry Summers and Tim Geithner.Grow a Pair, Obama
July 30, 2009
I should be a mutt if I didn't, so I'm going to spend it my own way.
You want to make him feel like a mutt; and a mutt's the worst kind of a fool.
If he wakes up, and I'm asleep, nurse, you can tell him from me that I'm a mutt.William Adolphus Turnpike
Now, however, the Jogis had warned him that their Mutt was no longer safe.Tara
Philip Meadows Taylor
Well, if that's a duke all I've got to say is I think he's a mutt.Making Money
- an inept, ignorant, or stupid person
- a mongrel dog; cur
Word Origin and History for mutt
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.