mullock

[ muhl-uhk ]
/ ˈmʌl ək /

noun

(in Australasia) refuse or rubbish, as rock or earth, from a mine; muck.

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Idioms for mullock

    poke mullock at, Australian. to ridicule.

Origin of mullock

1350–1400; originally dialectal English; Middle English mullok, equivalent to mul dust, mold, rubbish (compare Old English myl dust; vowel perhaps from Middle English mullen;see mull4) + -ok-ock

OTHER WORDS FROM mullock

mul·lock·y, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for mullock

mullock
/ (ˈmʌlək) /

noun

Australian waste material from a mine
dialect a mess or muddle
poke mullock at Australian informal to ridicule

Derived forms of mullock

mullocky, adjective

Word Origin for mullock

C14: related to Old English myl dust, Old Norse mylja to crush; see muller
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