from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various stout-bodied, edible fishes of the family Mugilidae, found worldwide in tropical and temperate coastal waters and some freshwater streams. Also called gray mullet.
- n. The red mullet.
- n. A hairstyle that is formed by cutting the hair short on the the top and sides and allowing it to grow longer in back.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A fish of the genus Mugil.
- n. A fool
- n. A hairstyle where the hair is kept short on the top and sides and long at the back.
- n. A person who mindlessly follows a fad, a trend, or a leader.
- n. A star with straight edges and usually with five or six points.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Any one of numerous fishes of the genus Mugil; -- called also gray mullets. They are found on the coasts of both continents, and are highly esteemed as food. Among the most valuable species are Mugil capito of Europe, and Mugil cephalus which occurs both on the European and American coasts.
- n. Any species of the genus Mullus, or family Mullidæ; called also red mullet, and surmullet, esp. the plain surmullet (Mullus barbatus), and the striped surmullet (Mullus surmulletus) of Southern Europe. The former is the mullet of the Romans. It is noted for the brilliancy of its colors. See Surmullet.
- n. A star, usually five pointed and pierced; -- when used as a difference it indicates the third son.
- n. Small pinchers for curling the hair.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A fish of the genus Mugil or of the family Mugilidæ.
- n. A surmullet, or fish of the family Mullidæ.
- n. The white sucker or red-horse, Moxostoma macrolepidota.
- n. One of various fishes of the family Catostomidæ and Cyprinidæ in the United States.
- n. One of various species of the family Scianidæ and genus Mentieirrus along the coast of the United States.
- n. The rowel of a spur.
- n. In heraldry, a star-shaped figure having sometimes five, sometimes six points.
- n. plural Small tongs or pincers, especially those used for curling the hair.
- n. Apogon imberbis, a Mediterranean fish.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. freshwater or coastal food fishes a spindle-shaped body; found worldwide
- n. highly valued lean flesh of marine or freshwater mullet
- n. bottom dwelling marine warm water fishes with two barbels on the chin
Middle English molet, from Medieval Latin mulettus, probably from Old French mulet, from mul, from Latin mullus, from Greek mullos.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Or mullethead, possibly derived from the fish (see Etymology 1) or from mull (meaning to stupefy) though neither is certain. (Wiktionary)
Apparently coined (and popularized) by hip hop group the Beastie Boys. (Wiktionary)
From Old French molette ("rowel") (Wiktionary)