verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
- mutt and jeff,
- mutton bird,
- mutton chop,
- mutton corn,
- mutton snapper
Origin of mutter
Examples from the Web for muttered
"That was crazy," Lynn Jenkins of Kansas muttered to another member as she walked to greet Boehner.Democrats Accidentally Save Boehner From Republican Coup|Ben Jacobs, Jackie Kucinich|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
“Nonsense,” muttered Hawberk, searching on the floor for a fallen rivet.
“We are now in communication with ten thousand men,” he muttered.
“The scolloped tatters of the King in Yellow must hide Yhtill forever,” he muttered, but I do not believe Vance heard him.
And as I lay and tossed about, the voice in my ears seemed more distinct, and I began to understand the words he had muttered.
"Let them hate, if they fear us as well," muttered Gregory poring over the mysterious phrases.Masters of the Guild|L. Lamprey
“That foolish fellow is going to be late,” he muttered, glancing over his paper at the clock on the chimney-piece.Post Haste|R.M. Ballantyne
Theyre wise dogs, he muttered, but not wise enough to know the trails end.The Lady of North Star|Ottwell J. Binns
"I jumped—but I didn't jump quick enough," he muttered thickly.The Quirt|B.M. Bower
Jonas muttered something to himself, when he saw him sitting up beneath the hedge, looking vacantly around.Life And Adventures Of Martin Chuzzlewit|Charles Dickens
Word Origin for mutter
early 14c., moteren "to mumble," from a common PIE imitative *mut- "to grunt, mutter" (cf. Old Norse muðla "to murmur," Latin muttire "to mutter," Old High German mutilon "to murmur, mutter; to drizzle"), with frequentative suffix -er. Related: Muttered; muttering.
1630s, from mutter (v.).