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Dictionary Definition

mullet

Noun

1 highly valued lean flesh of marine or freshwater mullet [syn: gray mullet]
2 freshwater or coastal food fishes a spindle-shaped body; found worldwide [syn: gray mullet]
3 bottom dwelling marine warm water fishes with two barbels on the chin

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English

Pronunciation

/ˈmʌlɪt/

Etymology 1

Old French mulet (now ‘grey mullet’), from Latin mullus ‘red mullet’, from Greek μύλλος.

Noun

  1. A fish of the genus Mugil.
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Etymology 2

Apparently coined (or popularised) by hip hop group the Beastie Boys.

Noun

  1. A hairstyle where the hair is kept short on the top and sides and long at the back.
  2. A person who mindlessly follows a fad, a trend, or a leader
  1. defn English
Usage notes
The hairstyle sense is particularly associated with the working class or even bad taste.
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a hairstyle

Extensive Definition

Mullet may refer to:

Fish

  • Mullet (fish), or "grey mullets", of the family Mugilidae, of which the most widely known species is the striped mullet, Mugil cephalus
  • Goatfish, or "red mullets", of the family Mullidae; in particular, red mullets of the genus Mullus

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