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mullet 1

Line breaks: mul¦let
Pronunciation: /ˈmʌlɪt/

noun

Any of various chiefly marine fish that are widely caught for food.
Example sentences
  • With higher ocean temperature we often find more mackerel, bass and mullet willing to feed.
  • This venue is good for carp, crucians and mullet; it is also one of the prime catfish venues.
  • The sea species that I have caught are mainly mullet and flounders, but I understand that there are also other sea species appearing, including bass.

Origin

Late Middle English: from Old French mulet, diminutive of Latin mullus 'red mullet', from Greek mullos.

Phrases

like a stunned mullet

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Australian /NZ informal Dazed and uncomprehending: he sat there like a stunned mullet
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  • I sat like a stunned mullet trying to absorb that this entire event to raise money is centred on the celebration of my life.
  • The food companies just sit there like stunned mullets as their customers and products are demonized.
  • He looked like a stunned mullet on the stage when the balloons came down.

Words that rhyme with mullet

gullet

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mullet 2 Line breaks: mul¦let
Pronunciation: /ˈmʌlɪt/

noun

Heraldry
A star with five (or more) straight-edged points or rays, as a charge or a mark of cadency for a third son.
Example sentences
  • He stated the mullet/star is the basic symbol of the Scottish clan DOUGLAS.
  • The mullet, or star, is indicative of the upward surging spirit.
  • The mullet (star) represents the Lone Star of Texas and is surmounted by a sunburst symbolizing the Philippine Unit Commendation in World War II.

Origin

Late Middle English: from Old French molette 'rowel', diminutive of meule 'millstone', from Latin mola 'grindstone'.

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mullet 3 Line breaks: mul¦let
Pronunciation: /ˈmʌlɪt/

noun

A man’s hairstyle in which the hair is cut short at the front and sides and left long at the back.
Example sentences
  • They all had a variety of hair styles; mullets, colored Mohawks, long shaggy hair, sleek spikes.
  • Fordham earned the Viking tag largely thanks to his large frame, fuzzy beard and a remarkably coiffured lengthy brown mullet hairstyle.
  • The mullet, that dodgy haircut with short top and long back (aka business in the front, party at the back), is making a comeback.

Origin

1990s: of unknown origin.

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