Mullet meaning

mŭlĭt
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A hairstyle formed by cutting the hair short on the top and sides of the head and allowing it to grow longer in back.
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Any of a family (Mugilidae) of edible, spiny-finned percoid fishes, both freshwater and marine, having a small mouth and feeble teeth, esp. a striped species (Mugil cephalus)
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Any goatfish, esp. a species (Mullus auratus) with reddish or golden scales.
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A fish of the family Mugilidae (the grey mullets).
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A fish of the family Mullidae, especially the genus Mullus, (the red mullets).
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A fool.
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A hairstyle where the hair is kept short on the top and sides and long at the back.
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(slang) A person who mindlessly follows a fad, a trend, or a leader.
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(heraldry) A star with straight edges and usually with five or six points.
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A hairstyle in which the hair is worn short on the top and sides of the head and longer in the back.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
mullet
Plural:
mullets

Origin of mullet

  • Middle English molet from Medieval Latin mulettus probably from Old French mulet from mul from Latin mullus from Greek mullos Sense 2, popularized and perhaps coined in the 1990s by the American hip-hop group the Beastie Boys, possibly as a back-formation from mullet-head blockhead, idiot

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

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

    From Wiktionary

  • From Old French mulet (now "˜grey mullet'), from Latin mullus (“red mullet"), from Ancient Greek μύλλος (mullos).

    From Wiktionary

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

    From Wiktionary

  • From Old French molette (“rowel")

    From Wiktionary