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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ Anybody else would have put the mutt to sleep.
▪ Do you seriously believe the mutt tastes what it gulps down?
▪ He was Josh, the stray mutt.
▪ It was the usual mutt, old Fairman's, starting it all off.
▪ More exciting and exotic is a dash across the tundra bundled on a dogsled between a musher and his muscular mutts.
▪ These drooling mutts get into all sorts of trouble during their free time on the streets.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

mutt \mutt\ n. An dog that is of inferior quality or of mixed breed.

Syn: cur, mongrel.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1901, "stupid or foolish person," probably a shortening of muttonhead (1803) in the same sense; see mutton and compare meathead, etc. Mutt was used by 1898 of a dog, especially a stupid one, and perhaps this is the same word formed independently (muttonhead also was used of stupid animals), or else a separate word of unknown derivation. Wright's "English Dialect Dictionary" (1900) has "Mutton! used in scolding a dog, prob. in allusion to the offence of sheep-worrying."\n\n"That dog ain't no mutt," McManus would say as he stood behind the bar opening oysters; "no an he ain't no rube! Say! he's in it all the time when Charley trims the steaks."

[Robert W. Chambers, "The Haunts of Men," 1898]

\nUsed by 1910 in dog fancier publications to refer to a non-purebred animal.

Etymology 1 n. 1 A mongrel dog; a dog of mixed breed or uncertain origin. 2 (context figuratively sometimes pejorative English) A person of diverse ancestry. 3 (context chiefly US slang English) As a term of abuse: an idiot, a stupid person. Etymology 2

n. (alternative form of matha English)


n. an inferior dog or one of mixed breed [syn: cur, mongrel]


A mutt is a mongrel (a dog of unknown ancestry).

Mutt may also refer to:

Mutt (email client)

Mutt is a text-based email client for Unix-like systems. It was originally written by Michael Elkins in 1995 and released under the GNU General Public License version 2 or any later version.

The Mutt slogan is "All mail clients suck. This one just sucks less."

Mutt (album)

MUTT is an album by Roots music band Lost Dogs, released on Fools of the World and Lo-Fidelity Records in 2004.

For this record, the band decided to take songs - 3 songs each - from each of their regular bands and redo them Lost Dogs style. Roe brought The 77s songs "It's So Sad" (from 1983's Ping Pong Over the Abyss) and "The Lust, The Flesh, The Eyes and the Pride of Life" (from 1984's The 77s) and his own solo track "Sunshine Down" (from 2001's Say Your Prayers). Daugherty brought along the Choir songs, "Like A Cloud" (from 1994's Speckled Bird) and "To Cover You" (from 1987's Wide Eyed Wonder), plus the modern hymn "Beautiful Scandalous Night." Taylor brought the Daniel Amos songs "If You Want To" (from 1991's Kalhoun), "Grace Is The Smell of Rain" (from 1993's MotorCycle) and, the first song D.A. ever recorded, "'Aint Gonna Fight It." The trio then added one new track to the end of the record, "I'm Setting You Free (But I'm Not Letting You Go)."

Instead of simply recreating the original performances, each song was given a facelift with different singers taking over the lead vocals. For example, Roe & Daugherty would tackle the D.A songs, and Taylor and Daugherty would sing the 77s tracks. The song that perhaps received the most noticeable rearrangement was the 77's "It's So Sad," which was turned into a rockabilly tune.

Mutt (song)
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Mutt (G.I. Joe)

Mutt (along with his dog Junkyard) is a fictional character from the G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero toyline, comic books and cartoon series. He is the G.I. Joe Team's dog handler ( K-9), and debuted in 1984.

Usage examples of "mutt".

Meanwhile, a calico cat named Kumquat, then a small black and white mutt named Boots, and finally an only somewhat raucous green parrot named Hector, had been added to the family, at which point the house no longer felt too big.

Mutt was lucky Kate had hooked up the trailer to bring the potlatch pictures into town.

They looked like Mutt and Jeff: Prez was almost a foot taller, although they weighed about the same.

They looked like Mutt and Jeff: Prez was almost a foot taller, although they weighed about the 60 THE CALIFORNIA VOODOO GAME same.

The resurrector, the former hero, flinging himself like a mangy, shaggy mutt at his lackey, who just laughs at him!

Scotch out of the kitchen and kept belting it down straight between screaming and cursing and threatening me with financial ruin and telling me candidly just why she really had been willing to marry an unpedigreed mutt like me to begin with.

Sadie, a long-legged bluetick hound, and Tigger, a comical-looking mutt who was half golden retriever and half pit bull.

Nothing but a mutt, a New Orleans fence-jumper, but he had lots of Catahoula hound in him -- whitish-brownish fur and eyes that were pale pale blue, almost silver.

Mutt got in back of it himself and lay there, panting like a dog on a Mississippi summer day.

Mutt was wondering whether Laplace would keep that leg, not about his walking on it.

Mutt stooped with Lucille Potter and got Laplace upright, with one of his arms draped over each of their shoulders.

Mutt Spindler raised his gaze above the flatscreen monitor that dominated his desk.

SF base, the dog handler and his mutt, and two other blokes, and off we went.

Bobby Halloway would surely sneer at this and say that I am doing worse than anthropomorphizing the mutt, that now I am ascribing superhuman attributes to him.

Besides, the nurse had bazongas out to Wednesday, and half the mutts in the joint were staring at them, so it was a good cover.