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
July 01, 2015
precarious Hear it
not certain, secure, or steady
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