- gray mullet
Other Word Forms of Mullet
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 Old French mulet (now "˜grey mullet'), from Latin mullus (“red mullet"), from Ancient Greek μύλλος (mullos).
Apparently coined (popularized) by hip hop group the Beastie Boys.
From Old French molette (“rowel")
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