Lacking the sense of hearing and the ability to speak(adjective)
WordNet. Princeton University. 2010.
Use "deaf-and-dumb" in a sentence
"He is summed up by Winter in one of the later novels as "dogged by a reputation as a weirdo loner with a passion for birdwatching and a deaf-and-dumb son"."
"We get dem all da time from da deaf-and-dumb school."
"To get quite specific, if I were the agency for Wal-Mart – which Edelman is – I would have fired them or as an employee, I would have quit after so many of the deaf-and-dumb things that company has done to harm its relationship with its public."