mulligan

[ muhl-i-guhn ]
/ ˈmʌl ɪ gən /

noun

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.

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Origin of mulligan

First recorded in 1900–05; special use of proper name

Definition for mulligan (2 of 2)

Mulligan
[ muhl-i-guhn ]
/ ˈmʌl ɪ gən /

noun

Gerald Joseph "Gerry"; "Jeru", 1927–96, U.S. jazz saxophonist, bandleader, and composer.
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British Dictionary definitions for mulligan (1 of 2)

mulligan
/ (ˈmʌlɪɡən) /

noun

US and Canadian a stew made from odds and ends of food

Word Origin for mulligan

C20: perhaps from the surname

British Dictionary definitions for mulligan (2 of 2)

Mulligan
/ (ˈmʌlɪɡən) /

noun

Gerry, full name Gerald Joseph Mulligan. 1927–96, US jazz saxophonist, who pioneered the cool jazz style of the 1950s
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