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Etymology of mulligan[edit]

Investigate "Mull" (Think) possible that Mulligan may be equivelent to "think that one over, again" --Christopher.perkins 12:50, 17 September 2010 (UTC)


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Rfd-redundant: golf sense redundant to normal sense AFAICT (and that's the way it seems from w:mulligan (games) too).​—msh210 (talk) 18:28, 7 January 2011 (UTC)

Move to RfV. All OneLook dictionaries show only the golf sense. The extension to other uses follows the pattern of many other sports terms. We don't usually suppress the originating usage. Citations would be necessary, I suppose, to establish the priority on which my narrative is premised. DCDuring TALK 19:03, 7 January 2011 (UTC)
If you're right about the origin, then I agree with you about what we should do about it. (Use of {{by extension}} seems warranted in that case.)​—msh210 (talk) 20:38, 7 January 2011 (UTC)
Cleanup (split by etymology) and RfV. Etymonline has etymology. Also see the WP page. Pingku 04:05, 9 January 2011 (UTC)
Would the split be into three etymologies, each of them eponymous, but unknown? DCDuring TALK 12:47, 9 January 2011 (UTC)
On second thoughts, what I had in mind might prejudice the review. I'm inclined towards etyms for the stew sense (presumably with the details tucked away in mulligan stew) and for the golf sense, both based on the name. For the latter, WP gives too many possibilities to be useful. For the stew, w:mulligan stew (food) gives an interesting theory. Pingku 16:47, 9 January 2011 (UTC)

moved to RFV -- Liliana 16:24, 30 October 2011 (UTC)


See Wiktionary:Requests for verification archive/2011/more#mulligan. - -sche (discuss) 20:11, 23 March 2012 (UTC)