Mutt and Jeff


noun

a very short and a very tall person who are paired as companions, teammates, or associates.

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Origin of Mutt and Jeff

First recorded in 1915–20; after the characters in a cartoon strip of the same name created by U.S. cartoonist Harry C. “Bud” Fisher (1885–1954)

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