Definition of mullet noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈmʌlɪt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈmʌlɪt//
    Describing hair, Fish
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  1. 1(pl. mullet) [countable, uncountable] a sea fish that is used for food. The two main types are red mullet and grey mullet. See related entries: Fish
  2. 2[countable] (informal) a hairstyle for men in which the hair is short at the front and sides and long at the back See related entries: Describing hair
  3. Word Originsense 1 late Middle English: from Old French mulet, diminutive of Latin mullus ‘red mullet’, from Greek mullos.sense 2 1990s: of unknown origin.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: mullet