- Also called mulligan stew. a stew containing meat, vegetables, etc., especially one made of any available ingredients.
- Golf. a shot not counted against the score, permitted in unofficial play to a player whose previous shot was poor.
Origin of mulligan
- Gerald JosephGerryJeru, 1927–96, U.S. jazz saxophonist, bandleader, and composer.
Examples from the Web for mulligan
Mulligan and Timberlake may be stars, but the Coens leave them admirably unbuffed.
Mulligan's character is shacked up with Justin Timberlake, who—in the spirit of the film—delivers a subtly effective performance.
I also just get called “Mulligan” a lot, which I quite like.
This may seem silly, but I have a friend with the last name “Mulligan,” and we used to call her “Mulligatawny,” like the soup.
“He is not now and never will be a martyr,” Mulligan said of Hasan.Nidal Hasan Deserves the Death Sentence the Fort Hood Jury Imposed
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He was in the midst of the turmoil when Hartley came in, humming the "Mulligan Guards."Wayside Courtships
By rolling these forward, he pushed his line close to Mulligan's works.From Fort Henry to Corinth
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Then I saw Mulligan Jacobs in the gloom, within two yards of the mate.
No; the philosophers have not yet explained Mulligan Jacobs.
I wonder, had I asked Mulligan Jacobs the question, if he would have told me?
- US and Canadian a stew made from odds and ends of food
- Gerry, full name Gerald Joseph Mulligan. 1927–96, US jazz saxophonist, who pioneered the cool jazz style of the 1950s
Word Origin and History for mulligan
surname, from Gaelic Maolagan, Old Irish Maelecan, a double diminutive of mael "bald," hence "the little bald (or shaven) one," probably often a reference to a monk or disciple. As "stew made with whatever's available," 1904, hobo slang, probably from a proper name. The golf sense of "extra stroke after a poor shot" (1949) is sometimes said to be from the name of a Canadian golfer in the 1920s whose friends gave him an extra shot in gratitude for driving them over rough roads to their weekly foursome at St. Lambert Country Club near Montreal.