Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Resembling mutton in flavor, appearance, or other of its qualities; consisting of mutton.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Like mutton; having a flavor of mutton.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Like mutton; having a flavour of mutton.

Etymologies

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mutton +‎ -y

Examples

  • Sex and the City: The Movie the ladies are still muttony mutton, but the film is surprisingly OK

    Creased or Folded? hecklerspray Tells You the Way it is

  • Remove the thick piece of fat about the size of a large marble; otherwise it will give the final dish a muttony taste.

    THE TANTE MARIE’S COOKING SCHOOL COOKBOOK

  • Remove the thick piece of fat about the size of a large marble; otherwise it will give the final dish a muttony taste.

    THE TANTE MARIE’S COOKING SCHOOL COOKBOOK

  • Remove the thick piece of fat about the size of a large marble; otherwise it will give the final dish a muttony taste.

    THE TANTE MARIE’S COOKING SCHOOL COOKBOOK

  • Anyway, from these people the procedure does not greatly interest us; but the overdressed Bosch profiteer, fat and muttony -- to hoot him up in his own village!

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 156, March 19, 1919

  • Hurlingham in the merry month of June, just when the east winds have ceased to trouble; when the roses and strawberries are at their best; when the lamb is verging towards muttony, and the whitebait are growing up; when the leaves are yet young, and Epsom and Ascot either pleasant or grim memories of the past.

    Belles and Ringers

  • We used to have many jokes with Joe; even Smugg had before now broken a mild shaft of classical wit on him; in fact, we made a butt of Joe, and his good-humored, muttony smile told us that he thought it a compliment.

    Frivolous Cupid

  • We used to have many jokes with Joe; even Smugg had before now broken a mild shaft of classical wit on him; in fact, we made a butt of Joe, and his good-humored, muttony smile told us that he thought it a compliment.

    Frivolous Cupid

  • 'Look' ere, 'retorted Grattles, standing on the tips of his large boots to look more imposing,' my stumick's a bit orf when it comes to fat, and I wants the vally of my penny; give us a muttony one, with lots of gravy. '

    Madame Midas

  • 'I'm sorry for that poor gal -- I am indeed -- but this ain't business,' and once more raising his voice he cried up his wares, 'Oh, lovely; ain't they muttony?

    Madame Midas

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