protomullet

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Etymology[edit]

proto- +‎ mullet

Noun[edit]

protomullet ‎(plural protomullets)

  1. A mulletlike hairstyle which is shorter than a full-fledged mullet or which preceded the popularization of the mullet in the 1980s.
    • 2003, Annalee Newitz, "The high-tech black market", San Francisco Bay Guardian, 10 December 2003:
      Groups of glittery girls and boys with 1960s protomullets slid past homeless people too tired to beg for money.
    • 2005 January 8, marika, “Re: Navigating through hazards in Internet discussions”, in alt.usenet.legends.lester-mosley, Usenet[1]:
      Byron on the other hand, had a protomullet viz Farrah Fawcett Fangs.
    • 2006, John Hotten, "Fish", Classic Rock, February 2006, page 96:
      Able to bring together his solo songs and his Marillion career in an album and a live show that demonstrates the weight and breadth of his work, the shaven-headed figure that walks on stage tonight comes accompanied by gravitas, as well as the quirky charisma that has survived face-paint, parachute pants and that 1980s protomullet, to prosper in this more restrained era.