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1derogatory, humorous A dog, especially a mongrel.‘a long-haired mutt of doubtful pedigree’
mongrel, hound, dog, cur, tykeView synonyms
- ‘This is like taking a pure breed dog and intentionally cross breeding with a mutt.’
- ‘Other dogs sit tethered to benches, and occasionally woof at competing mutts, but Jasper whines and barks the entire time.’
- ‘Most dog breeds are highly inbred and therefore the level of homogeneity is greater in purebred dogs than in mutts.’
- ‘We took her home and introduced her to our other dog, Pam, the mutt, affectionately named by me in honor of my mom's best friend.’
- ‘It's a shame that not everyone has a dog, whether a mutt or a pedigree.’
- ‘Like a mutt from the dog pound, she had a hodgepodge pedigree that underwhelmed.’
- ‘He's done a whole lot of paintings of pooches - yappy dogs, poodles, some mutts and a few bulldogs.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Your brand of beer, the artwork on your walls, your choice of dog - a pure-bred poodle as opposed to a mutt - are all potential status details.’
- ‘Her attack dog is a mutt, and, as everyone knows, mongrels are healthier than pedigreed dogs.’
- ‘The dog's deep brown eyes examined the mutt for a moment.’
- ‘Gourmet dog food will transform your cantankerous mutt into an obedient show dog.’
- ‘His face was turning redder by the minute, and he yelled, ‘The stupid mutt peed on me!’’
- ‘Landing a one-night contract for $10, the pair quickly acquired two stray mutts.’
- ‘The dog was a mutt that looked like a cross between a sheepdog and a poodle.’
- ‘I think we'll probably take another look at some purebred options, but I'm also going to try to reintroduce the idea of a rescue dog or a mutt from a shelter.’
- ‘Penny normally gets her run of the yard while the other three mutts stay in the pen (because they attack her).’
- ‘Many of these dogs are mutts and shelter dogs whom people gave up on, and were rescued themselves.’
- ‘I stuffed the mite-sized mutt - such a small dog, really - into my grocery basket and pedaled back to the farm.’
2A person regarded as stupid or incompetent.‘“Do not give me orders, mutt.”’
fool, idiot, dolt, ass, nincompoop, blockhead, dunce, dunderhead, simpleton, ignoramus, donkey, jackass, dullardView synonyms
- ‘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.’
- ‘Whether that same approach - giving the journalistic mutts as little to chew on as possible - will work in the general election campaign is another story.’
- ‘And if he says yes to you, what does he say to every other mutt who ever wanted a place to call his own?’
- ‘You'll remember the rather dubious story that these two mutts spent $8,000 on drinks.’
Late 19th century: abbreviation of muttonhead.
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