Other Word Forms
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
- Apparently coined (popularized) by hip hop group the Beastie Boys.
- From Old French molette (“rowel")