- any of several marine or freshwater, usually gray fishes of the family Mugilidae, having a nearly cylindrical body.
- a goatfish.
- a sucker, especially of the genus Moxostoma.
Origin of mullet1
- a starlike charge having five points unless a greater number is specified, used especially as the cadency mark of a third son.
Origin of mullet2
Examples from the Web for mullet
Contemporary Examples of mullet
Apparently, Uncle Jesse can, especially when he's trying to work his mullet mojo with Lori Loughlin.John Stamos Turns 50! Watch Uncle Jesse's Greatest Moments
August 19, 2013
Perhaps you have a mullet and want to meet people who are into that kind of thing.‘Star Trek’ Dating Websites Cater to Trekkies Looking for Love
May 15, 2013
In one ironic scene, Harry encounters Dan, a language poet and a former rival, in the Mullet.
Made with roe from mullet, carp, cod, lobsters, or even crab, taramasalata—salty, creamy, bright, with little pops!What to Eat: Mediterranean Feast
October 6, 2009
Historical Examples of mullet
Newcomb and Baker and Mullet and Black began talking all together.
"Hope you've got lots of patience, Alvin," observed Mullet drily.
If I wasn't charitable to that Mullet girl I'd be talkin' yet.
Miss Mullet drooped a weary eyelid and sighed a hopeless sigh.
Which terminated conversation in the Mullet family for that evening.
Word Origin for mullet
- a hairstyle in which the hair is short at the top and long at the back
Word Origin for mullet
edible type of spiny-finned fish, mid-15c., from Anglo-French molett (late 14c.), Old French mulet, from Medieval Latin muletus, from Latin mulettus, from mullus "red mullet," from Greek myllos a marine fish, related to melos "black," from PIE *mel- "of darkish color" (see melanin).
"hairstyle short on top and long in back," 1996, perhaps from mullet-head "stupid, dull person" (1857). Also the name of a type of North American freshwater fish with a large, flat head (1866). The term in reference to the haircut seems to have emerged into pop culture with the Beastie Boys song "Mullet Head."
#1 on the side and don't touch the back
#6 on the top and don't cut it wack, Jack
[Beastie Boys, "Mullet Head"]
As a surname, Mullet is attested from late 13c., thought to be a diminutive of Old French mul "mule." Cf. also mallet-headed, in reference to the flat tops of chisels meant to be struck with a mallet.