noun mul·let \ˈmə-lət\

: a type of fish that lives in the ocean and is often eaten as food

: a hairstyle in which the hair is short on the top and sides and long in the back

plural mullet or mullets

Full Definition of MULLET

:  any of a family (Mugilidae) of chiefly marine bony fishes with an elongate rather stout body — compare goatfish, red mullet
[perhaps short for mullethead blockhead] :  a hairstyle in which the hair is short on the sides and top and long at the back

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Origin of MULLET

Middle English molet, from Anglo-French mulet, from Latin mullus red mullet, from Greek myllos
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Fashion Terms

bodkin, chignon, cowlick, eau de toilette, imperial, pocket, pomander, tonsorial

Rhymes with MULLET

MULLET Defined for Kids


noun mul·let \ˈmə-lət\

Definition of MULLET for Kids

:  any of various chiefly saltwater fishes some mostly gray (gray mullets) and others red or golden (red mullets) that are often used as food
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