"Mutt" etymology (speculative)

sagehen sagehen at WESTELCOM.COM
Sun May 30 23:03:10 UTC 2004

 I don't know that this throws any light on the derivation of "mutt," but
my mother, born 1905, St Louis, would sometimes use  the term to apply to a
pathetic person ("poor mutt"), but I can't remember her ever using it of a
A. Murie

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