Mule meaning

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A person who serves as a courier of illegal drugs.
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A stubborn person.
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The sterile hybrid offspring of a male donkey and a female horse, characterized by long ears and a short mane.
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The hybrid offspring of a donkey and a horse; esp., the offspring of a jackass and a mare: mules are nearly always sterile.
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(informal) A stubborn person.
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A small, usually electric tractor or locomotive used for hauling over short distances.
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A backless slipper or shoe, often with a closed toe.
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A machine for drawing and spinning cotton fibers into yarn and winding the yarn on spindles.
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A hybrid animal, as the offspring of a canary and some other finch; esp., a sterile hybrid.
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(slang) A person paid to smuggle drugs.
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A stubborn person.
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A shoe that does not cover the heel.
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The sterile hybrid offspring of a male donkey and a female horse, characterized by long ears and a short mane.
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A sterile hybrid, as between a canary and other birds or between certain plants.
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A generally sterile male or female hybrid offspring of a male donkey and a female horse.
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A generally sterile hybrid offspring of any two species of animals.
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(numismatics) A coin or medal minted with obverse and reverse designs not normally seen on the same piece, either intentionally or in error.
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(gaming) A character on an MMORPG used mainly to store extra inventory of the owner's primary character.
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A shoe that has no fitting or strap around the heel, but which covers the foot.
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The definition of a mule is the offspring of a female horse and a male donkey, or a stubborn person, or a person who has been hired to move illegal drugs from place to place.

When a female horse and a male donkey are bred and a sterile hybrid offspring is born, this offspring is an example of a mule.

When your stubborn dad refuses to get a cell phone or Internet despite your best efforts to explain how these communication tools work, this is an example of him being as stubborn as a mule.

A person who moves illegal drugs from Mexico into the United States is an example of a mule.

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A sterile hybrid, as between a canary and other birds or between certain plants.
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A spinning machine that makes thread or yarn from fibers.
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A small tractor or electric engine used to tow boats along a canal or move mine cars.
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A person who smuggles drugs or narcotics into a country.
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Origin of mule

  • Probably French slipper possibly from Middle Dutch muil ultimately from Latin mulleus (calceus) reddish-purple (ceremonial shoe)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English from Old French mul and from Old English mūl both from Latin mūlus

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English (reinforced by Anglo-Norman mul (masculine), mule (feminine)), from Old English mÅ«l, all from Latin mÅ«lus, from Proto-Indo-European *mukslós (compare Late Latin muscellus 'young he-mule', Old Russian mÅ­Å¡kÅ­ 'mule', Ancient Greek (Phocian) mychlós 'he-ass').

    From Wiktionary

  • From Middle French mule (“slipper"), from Latin mulleus calceus (“red shoe"), from mullus (“red").

    From Wiktionary