mutton

noun
mut·​ton | \ ˈmə-tᵊn How to pronounce mutton (audio) \

Definition of mutton

: the flesh of a mature sheep used for food

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Other Words from mutton

muttony \ ˈmə-​tᵊn-​ē How to pronounce muttony (audio) , ˈmət-​nē \ adjective

Examples of mutton in a Sentence

a meal of mutton and potatoes
Recent Examples on the Web There is no truth to the rumor that Memorial Stadium’s practice facilities are so old, the vending machines still sell mutton and grog. Bruce Jenkins, SFChronicle.com, "Big Game jokes: The best — and worst — of Cal, Stanford humor," 22 Nov. 2019 The rodeo performances will include bareback riding, tie-down roping, saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, a performance from the drill team, mutton busting, team roping, barrel racing, junior barrel racing and bull riding. Emily Sorensen, Pomerado News, "Poway Rodeo is Friday and Saturday," 25 Sep. 2019 This is where fledgling author Jo March must negotiate her terms directly with her mutton-chop whiskered publisher (no agent!). Joey Nolfi, EW.com, "Little Women reviews praise Greta Gerwig's likely Oscar contender," 25 Nov. 2019 Seetoh then whisked us off to M.A. Deen Biasa, a roadside spot owned by a Muslim Indian whose specialty is sup tulang, halal mutton soup. Liza Weisstuch, chicagotribune.com, "Getting a taste of Singapore’s famously flavorful street food," 14 Oct. 2019 The rodeo performances will include bareback riding, tie-down roping, saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, a performance from the drill team, mutton busting, team roping, barrel racing, junior barrel racing and bull riding. Emily Sorensen, Pomerado News, "Poway Rodeo is Friday and Saturday," 25 Sep. 2019 The TVE Fair and Rodeo has expanded so much that the event now lasts more than a week and features some of the best in the youth auuction, rodeo and many other hysterical events like the clowns during the evening rodeo and mutton-busting. David Taylor, Houston Chronicle, "Trinity Valley Exposition rolls down Main Street in Liberty," 18 Oct. 2019 Players folded mutton and vegetables into the traditional fry bread like enormous tacos. Los Angeles Times, "‘Rez golf’: Where fairways are dirt and hazards include goats," 17 Oct. 2019 Well, actually, watch the pros saddle up for multiple rodeo events (including bareback riding, tie-down roping, saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, mutton busting, barrel racing, bull riding and more) during the annual Poway Rodeo. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Two days of cowgirls and cowboys competing at annual Poway Rodeo," 26 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of mutton

13th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mutton

Middle English motoun, mutton, sheep, from Anglo-French mutun ram, sheep, mutton, of Celtic origin; akin to Old Irish molt wether

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The first known use of mutton was in the 13th century

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31 Dec 2019

Cite this Entry

“Mutton.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mutton. Accessed 18 January 2020.

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mutton

noun
How to pronounce mutton (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of mutton

: the meat of an adult sheep used as food

mutton

noun
mut·​ton | \ ˈmə-tᵊn How to pronounce mutton (audio) \

Kids Definition of mutton

: the meat of an adult sheep

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