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mutt Line breaks: mutt

Definition of mutt in English:


1A dog, especially a mongrel: a long-haired mutt of doubtful pedigree
More example sentences
  • The offspring of a mating between two purebred dogs of different breeds is a mongrel, a mutt.
  • So they opened up the event to mutts and mongrels too, with categories like Most Appealing Eyes.
  • It's a shame that not everyone has a dog, whether a mutt or a pedigree.
informal pooch
Australian informal mong, bitzer
2A stupid or incompetent person: he pitied the poor mutt who ever fell for her charms
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  • I'm not as stupid as you mutts in this alley make me out to be.
  • When Malcolm came to town, though, all but the stupidest mutts decided it was time for a vacation.
  • And if he says yes to you, what does he say to every other mutt who ever wanted a place to call his own?


Late 19th century: abbreviation of muttonhead.

Words that rhyme with mutt

abut, but, butt, cut, glut, gut, hut, intercut, jut, Mut, phut, putt, rut, scut, shortcut, shut, slut, smut, strut, tut, undercut
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