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  • IPA(key): /mʌt/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ʌt

Etymology 1[edit]

Clipping of muttonhead.


mutt (plural mutts)

  1. A mongrel dog (or sometimes cat); an animal of mixed breed or uncertain origin.
    Coordinate term: moggy
    • 1986, Paul Simon (lyrics and music), “You Can Call Me Al”, in Graceland:
      Mr. Beerbelly, Beerbelly / Get these mutts away from me / You know, I don't find this stuff amusing anymore
  2. (usually derogatory or humourous) A person of mixed racial or ethnic ancestry.
    • 2013 June 28, David Brooks, “A Nation of Mutts”, in The New York Times[1], ISSN 0362-4331:
      Soon, we will no longer be an outpost of Europe, but a nation of mutts, a nation with hundreds of fluid ethnicities from around the world, intermarrying and intermingling. Americans of European descent are already a minority among 5-year-olds.
  3. (chiefly US, slang, derogatory) An idiot, a stupid person.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:idiot
    • 1990, Nicholas Pileggi; Martin Scorsese, Goodfellas[2], spoken by Tommy DeVito (Joe Pesci):
      Mother fuckin' mutt! You, you fucking piece of shit!
    • 2019 November 20, Luke O'Neil, quoting Robert De Niro, “Robert De Niro v Trump: a complete history of a (mainly one-sided) beef”, in The Guardian[3]:
      “He’s so blatantly stupid. He’s a punk. He’s a dog. He’s a pig. A con. A bullshit artist. A mutt who doesn’t know what he’s talking about,” he said, among many other things, in a video.
  4. (Internet slang, derogatory) A person from the United States, in reference to sense 2.
    (The addition of quotations indicative of this usage is being sought:)
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Etymology 2[edit]


mutt (plural mutts)

  1. Alternative form of matha



mutt (genitive muti, partitive mutti)

  1. mole (the animal)
  2. (colloquial) hag, elder woman, old woman


Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
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From Northern Sami muottá, genitive and accusative singular of muoddá.

Alternative forms[edit]

  • mudd (alternative form based on the nominative form of the Samic origin)


mutt m (definite singular mutten, indefinite plural muttar, definite plural muttane)

  1. (clothing) This term needs a translation to English. Please help out and add a translation, then remove the text {{rfdef}}.

Etymology 2[edit]


mutt (indefinite singular mutt, definite singular and plural mutte, comparative muttare, indefinite superlative muttast, definite superlative muttaste)

  1. grumpy