An example of mutton is meat from a heard of fully grown sheep.
- the flesh of a sheep, esp. a grown sheep, used as food
- Rare a sheep
Origin of muttonMiddle English moton ; from OFr, a ram ; from Medieval Latin an unverified form multo, sheep, of Celtic origin, originally as in Welsh mollt, Irish molt
Origin of muttonMiddle English, from Old French mouton, moton, from Medieval Latin mult&omacron;, mult&omacron;n-, of Celtic origin; see mel-1 in Indo-European roots.
(countable and uncountable, plural muttons)
- (Cockney rhyming slang) deaf.