mutton

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From Old French mouton (sheep), of Gaulish origin, from Proto-Celtic *molto-.

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mutton (countable and uncountable, plural muttons)

  1. The flesh of sheep used as food.
  2. (typography slang) Em, a unit of measurement equal to the height of the type in use.
  3. (obsolete) A prostitute.

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  • (meat of a sheep): lamb

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mutton (not comparable)

  1. (Cockney rhyming slang) deaf.

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