mullock

noun
mul·​lock | \ ˈmələk, ˈmu̇l- \
plural -s

Definition of mullock

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 chiefly dialectal British : rubbish, refuse, dirt
2 dialectal : a state of confusion : muddle, mess
3 Australia
a : refuse earth or rock from a mine
b : earth or rock bearing no gold

mullock

verb
\ " \
-ed/-ing/-s

Definition of mullock (Entry 2 of 2)

intransitive verb

dialectal, British : to work in a slipshod way

transitive verb

dialectal, British : mess, waste, spoil

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History and Etymology for mullock

Noun

Middle English mullok, from mul, mol dust, dry mold

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“Mullock.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mullock. Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

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