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muley

[myoo-lee, moo l-ee]
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adjective
  1. (of cattle or deer) hornless; polled.
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noun, plural mul·eys.
  1. any cow.
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Also mulley.

Origin of muley

1565–75; variant of dial. moiley < Irish maol or Welsh moel bald, hornless + -ey1, -ey2
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Examples from the Web for muley

Historical Examples

  • His neck had muscle creases like the folds on the neck of a muley bull.

    Dwellers in the Hills

    Melville Davisson Post

  • The latter's pony was straining every muscle to overhaul the muley.

  • Grunty Pig did not even thank the Muley Cow for warning him.

    The Tale of Grunty Pig

    Arthur Scott Bailey

  • I told him I was in search of the wise Muley; he answered me that he was the man.

  • "The Muley Cow didn't say anything about your being invited," he blurted.


British Dictionary definitions for muley

muley

mulley (ˈmʌlɪ)

adjective
  1. (of cattle) having no horns
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noun
  1. any hornless cow
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Word Origin

C16: variant of dialect moiley, from Gaelic maol, Welsh moel bald
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