Mutt and Jeff

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From characters in a comic strip by U.S. cartoonist Harry Conway ("Bud") Fisher, first published in 1908.

Noun[edit]

Mutt and Jeff (uncountable)

  1. (chiefly US, slang) Names given to a pair of companions, usually male, of whom one is tall and the other short.
    • 1962, "Facial Farceur" (film review of A Matter of WHO), Time, 10 Aug.,
      The bowler-hatted Terry-Thomas and Cooper's gangling American business partner (Alex Nicol) team up, Mutt-and-Jeff fashion.

Adjective[edit]

Mutt and Jeff (comparative more Mutt and Jeff, superlative most Mutt and Jeff)

  1. (Cockney rhyming slang, comparable) Deaf.