mutton

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n mutton meat from a mature domestic sheep
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In India, pickled ginger, minced mutton and a cottage cheese like substance are popular pizza toppings
    • Mutton A loose woman; a prostitute.
    • Mutton A sheep. "Not so much ground as will feed a mutton .""Muttons , beeves, and porkers are good old words for the living quadrupeds."
    • Mutton The flesh of a sheep. "The fat of roasted mutton or beef."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Since Hindus don't eat beef, the McDonald's in New Delhi makes its burgers with mutton.
    • n mutton A sheep.
    • n mutton The flesh of sheep, raw or dressed for food.
    • n mutton A loose woman; a prostitute.
    • n mutton An Anglo-French gold coin: so called from its being impressed with the image of a lamb. See mouton and agnel.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: During the Middle Ages, almost all beef, pork, mutton, and chicken were chopped fine. Forks were unknown at the time and the knife was a kitchen utensil rather that a piece of tableware.
    • n Mutton mut′n the flesh of sheep: an old Anglo-French gold coin impressed with a lamb:
    • adj Mutton like a mutton-chop (of whiskers cut round at the ends)
    • n Mutton mut′n (slang) a loose woman, hence illicit commerce: a sheep
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Idioms

Mutton dressed as lamb - Mutton dressed as lamb is term for middle-aged or elderly people trying to look younger.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. motoun, OF. moton, molton, a sheep, wether, F. mouton, LL. multo, by transposition of l fr. L. mutilus, mutilated. See Mutilate
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. moton (Fr. mouton), a sheep—Low L. multo, acc. to Diez, from L. mutilus, mutilated.

Usage

In literature:

Mutton will keep long, by washing with vinegar the broad end of the leg; if any damp appears, wipe it immediately.
"A Poetical Cook-Book" by Maria J. Moss
Place in a deep dish one pound of beef or mutton or any kind of meat.
"The Khaki Kook Book" by Mary Kennedy Core
I like cold mutton and candle-ends myself very well, but I do not love feminine economies.
"The Bertrams" by Anthony Trollope
Thank you, yes, a piece of mutton, if there were any under side.
"Hopes and Fears scenes from the life of a spinster" by Charlotte M. Yonge
ENTREES OF MUTTON CUTLETS OR CHOPS.
"Choice Cookery" by Catherine Owen
He up'n ax Brer Rabbit how de mutton tas'e.
"Nights With Uncle Remus" by Joel Chandler Harris
Hungry for a little lamb or mutton!
"Jim Spurling, Fisherman" by Albert Walter Tolman
Dr. Figg, of Edinburgh, fed two dogs with roast mutton; to one of them he gave 1-1/2 ounces of spirit.
"Alcohol: A Dangerous and Unnecessary Medicine, How and Why" by Martha M. Allen
Mutton here is very poor.
"Travels in France during the years 1814-1815" by Archibald Alison
The listeners were not kept in suspense as to whether plenty of roast mutton was to supersede the short commons of the past.
"Fix Bay'nets" by George Manville Fenn
The broth may be served for breakfast, as in the receipt for MUTTON AND ONIONS.
"Twenty-Five Cent Dinners for Families of Six" by Juliet Corson
Perhaps he supplies mutton to the school of cookery in connection with the Kindergarten.
"Home Life in Germany" by Mrs. Alfred Sidgwick
Beef and mutton should be kept at least a week in cold weather, and poultry three or four days.
"The American Housewife" by Anonymous
A perfect mutton ham is a matter of grace no less premeditation.
"Dishes & Beverages of the Old South" by Martha McCulloch Williams
Our household will never forget the day on which he was given the shoulder of mutton.
"Scally" by Ian Hay
A fire was built and they broiled a piece of mutton and made a large pot of coffee.
"Dave Porter in the Far North" by Edward Stratemeyer
The barn was thatched, the mutton bought, the beer brewed, the friend invited, and the holiday enjoyed.
"The Shepherd of Salisbury Plain and Other Tales" by Hannah More
Hand over your mutton, Billy, and thankee for it.
"Si Klegg, Book 2 (of 6)" by John McElroy
Hendricks made coffee and heated up some boiled mutton and bread.
"Second Variety" by Philip Kindred Dick
Now let us get back to our mutton, please.
"Cleek of Scotland Yard" by Thomas W. Hanshew
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In poetry:

"She shou'd have found me meal and mault,
And beef and mutton in all plentie;
But never a Scots wife cou'd have said,
That e'er I skaith'd her a puir flee.
"Johnnie Armstrang" by Andrew Lang
I'm told that there are pretty vales
And hills with sheep on them in Wales;
O Taffy, Taffy, don't be put on,
You can't want beef while you've Welsh mutton.
"Little People: An Alphabet" by Thomas William Hodgson Crosland
But thou, my fair! who never wouldst approve,
Or hear the tender story of my love,
Or mind how burns my raging breast - a button -
Perhaps art dreaming of - a breast of mutton."
"Colemira : A Culinary Eclogue" by William Shenstone
But thou, my fair! who never wouldst approve,
Or hear the tender story of my love,
Or mind how burns my raging breast—a button—
Perhaps art dreaming of—a breast of mutton."
"Colemira. A Culinary Eclogue" by William Shenstone
Rest, goddess, from all broils! I bless thy name
Dear kitchen-nymph, as ever eyes did glut on!
I'd give thee all I have, my slice of fame,
If thou, dear shade! could'st give one slice of mutton.
"Reflections of A Poet: On Being Invited To A Great Dinner" by Thomas Gent
Out of fifty thousand wethers surely Crossbred shouldn't miss
A sheep or so to travellers-faith, 'tis dainty mutton, this -
Let's drink a nip to Crossbred; ah, you drain it with a grin,
Then shove along the billy, mate, and, squatted, let's wade in.
"Westward Ho!" by Harry Breaker Morant

In news:

Bringin' home the bacon, and beef and the mutton .
Tanya tells us there will be Mutton Busin' this weekend in the Bitterroot.
Mutton Bustin' at RodeoHouston.
Mutton bustin' was introduced at RodeoHouston a few years ago and it's quickly become one of the most popular events at Reliant Stadium each night.
Little cowboys and cowgirls, ages 5 and 6, cling to the back of running muttons, or sheep, as the crowd cheers.
Shortages in World War II prompted the production of "macon" (cured mutton belly).
Ribs from Owensboro, Kentucky's famous mutton pits.
Braddock will ride in the "Wool Warriors" mutton-busting event hosted by the Professional Bull Riders at Winstar World Casino.
Logan Kleypas, 6, rides a trotting sheep to victory in the Mutton Bustin' competition at the Heart O' Texas Fair & Rodeo Saturday night.
Hugh Jackman's Wolverine mutton chops may make him look tough, but he revealed his tender side during a "60 Minutes" profile aired Sunday night to promote "Les Misérables.
Hugh Jackman 's Wolverine mutton chops may make him look tough, but he revealed his tender side during a "60 Minutes" profile aired Sunday night to promote "Les Misérables.
A young rider introduced only as "Sam" goes for a quick ride during the mutton bustin' event at the seventh annual North Fork Challenge Bull Ride, held July 3 in Paonia.
It's Mutton Bustin' Time At The Nacgodoches Pro Rodeo .
A Mobile home located on Mutton Hollow Rd.
Conroe kid cowboys up for mutton bustin'.
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