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[muht-n-chops] /ˈmʌt nˌtʃɒps/
plural noun
side whiskers that are narrow at the temples and broad and trimmed short at the jawline, the chin being shaved both in front and beneath.
Also called muttonchop whiskers.
Origin of muttonchops
1860-65; mutton1 + chop1 + -s3; so called from their shape Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for mutton chop
Historical Examples
  • How in the name of reason can I be asked to eat a mutton chop?

    The Way of All Flesh Samuel Butler
  • And he was very particular that the mutton chop should be well cooked.

    The Prime Minister

    Anthony Trollope
  • A mutton chop was served with it for Mr. Preen, as he had lost his dinner.

    Johnny Ludlow, Sixth Series Mrs. Henry Wood
  • If it was my sister, I could neither promise her a bed or a mutton chop.

    Tales of My Time, Vol. II (of 3)

    William Pitt Scargill
  • He poised a mutton chop on his fork and looked inquiringly at Katherine.

    The White Shield Myrtle Reed
  • So, you see, dear, there is quite an event on a mutton chop.

  • So am I. I quite forgot that mutton chop of yours to-day, doctor.

    The Small House at Allington

    Anthony Trollope
  • In melancholy solitude he discussed his mutton chop and pint of port.

    The Warden

    Anthony Trollope
  • Better have a mutton chop and a little drop of brandy-and-water hot.

    Ayala's Angel

    Anthony Trollope
  • A mutton chop cost seven sous there, instead of the five charged in the city.

    Balzac Frederick Lawton
British Dictionary definitions for mutton chop

mutton chop

a piece of mutton from the loin


plural noun
side whiskers trimmed in the shape of chops, widening out from the temples
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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