mullet

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Etymology 1[edit]

Mullet catch
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Wikispecies From Old French mulet (now ‘grey mullet’), from Latin mullus (red mullet), from Ancient Greek μύλλος (mullos).

Noun[edit]

mullet (plural mullets or mullet)

  1. A fish of the family Mugilidae (the grey mullets).
  2. A fish of the family Mullidae, especially the genus Mullus, (the red mullets).
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Etymology 2[edit]

Or mullethead, possibly derived from the fish (see Etymology 1) or from mull (meaning to stupefy) though neither is certain.[1]

Noun[edit]

mullet (plural mullets)

  1. A fool

Etymology 3[edit]

Apparently coined (and popularized) by hip hop group the Beastie Boys.

Noun[edit]

mullet (plural mullets)

  1. A hairstyle where the hair is kept short on the top and sides and long at the back.
    • 2008, Danielle Corsetto, Girls With Slingshots 406
      – Maybe it’s a curly fro.
      – Maybe every day is bad hair day!
      – Maybe it’s a mullet!
  2. (slang) A person who mindlessly follows a fad, a trend, or a leader.
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The hairstyle sense is particularly associated with the working class or even bad taste.

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Etymology 4[edit]

From Old French molette (rowel)

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mullet (plural mullets)

  1. (heraldry) A star with straight edges and usually with five or six points.
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  1. ^ http://www.yourdictionary.com/library/mullet.html