Definitions

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  • adj. Like mutton; having a flavour of mutton.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Like mutton; having a flavor of mutton.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

  • 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

  • '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

  • Some of the oil of the wool is in it and makes it taste muttony and bad.

    Flower of the Dusk

  • Long an enthusiast for unconventional fashion, she shucks off tasteful neutrals and experiments gleefully with colour, careless of the possibility of coming off muttony.

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • Once out of the gorge, the sheep insist on devouring a bank of mint, which combines with their muttony smell to give off a disconcerting whiff of Sunday lunch, just as the sun hits the village of Castrovalva, clinging to the rocks above.

    Environment news, comment and analysis from the Guardian | guardian.co.uk

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