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or mut

[muht] /mʌt/
noun, Slang.
a dog, especially a mongrel.
a stupid or foolish person; simpleton.
Origin of mutt
1900-05, Americanism; short for muttonhead Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • You can't ever tell what will happen, and old Boris and mutt and Slasher may as well be working as running loose.

    Connie Morgan in Alaska James B. Hendryx
  • I should be a mutt if I didn't, so I'm going to spend it my own way.

    T. Tembarom Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • Say, Tony, what a mutt I was not to get myself jabbed for typhoid before I came here!

    At Plattsburg Allen French
  • You want to make him feel like a mutt; and a mutt's the worst kind of a fool.

    T. Tembarom Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • Instantly Slasher was at his throat, and old Boris and mutt rushed blindly in, snapping and biting at the great, hairy body.

    Connie Morgan in Alaska James B. Hendryx
  • If he wakes up, and I'm asleep, nurse, you can tell him from me that I'm a mutt.

British Dictionary definitions for mutt


noun (slang)
an inept, ignorant, or stupid person
a mongrel dog; cur
Word Origin
C20: shortened from muttonhead
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for mutt



  1. A dog, esp a hybrid; mongrel (1906+)
  2. A stupid person; klutz, muttonhead: A mutt? Yeah, he's that all right. Not too much brains (1901+)
  3. A criminal; suspect; mope, perp (1980s+ Police)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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