Origin of mutton1
Definition for mutton (2 of 2)
Origin of mutton2
Examples from the Web for mutton
Cue heartbroken Galavant engorging himself on booze and mutton back home.
The speciality was mutton tagine, softly braised in the tagine pot with peas, vegetables, and spices.
Mutton Tagine in Zaita, Morocco This photo was taken at a tiny roadside town on the drive to Fez.
It was "no Curtius leap, but mutton madness," and the hotheads are compared to the Gadarene swine.Mr. Punch's History of Modern England Vol. III of IV|Charles L. Graves
Between tea and coffee, or beef and mutton there is a relation of a different kind.Supply and Demand|Hubert D. Henderson
Both the young and the old Houtouktou sent us a scarf of blessing, with a good provision of butter and quarters of mutton.Travels in Tartary, Thibet, and China|Evariste Regis Huc
From the mountaineer they obtained a few extra provisions, including a portion of the mutton that had been killed.Dave Porter in the Far North|Edward Stratemeyer
All London necks of mutton come to table crescents—regularly curled.
British Dictionary definitions for mutton
Word Origin for mutton
Word Origin and History for mutton
"flesh of sheep used as food," late 13c., from Old French moton "mutton; ram, wether, sheep" (12c., Modern French mouton), from Medieval Latin multonem (8c.), probably from Gallo-Romance *multo-s, accusative of Celtic *multo "sheep" (cf. Old Irish molt "wether," Mid-Breton mout, Welsh mollt); the same word also was borrowed into Italian as montone "a sheep." Transferred slang sense of "food for lust, loose women, prostitutes" (1510s) led to extensive British slang uses down to the present day for woman variously regarded as seeking lovers or as lust objects. Mutton chop is from 1720; as a style of side whiskers, from 1865.