mutts

mutt

[muht]
noun Slang.
1.
a dog, especially a mongrel.
2.
a stupid or foolish person; simpleton.
Also, mut.


Origin:
1900–05, Americanism; short for muttonhead

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mutt (mʌt)
 
n
1.  an inept, ignorant, or stupid person
2.  a mongrel dog; cur
 
[C20: shortened from muttonhead]

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mutt
1901, "stupid or foolish person," probably a shortening of muttonhead (1803); meaning "a dog," especially "a mongrel" is from 1904, originally simply a term of contempt.
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