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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English motoun, moton, from Old French mouton (sheep), from Vulgar Latin moltō, from Gaulish *multon-, from Proto-Celtic *moltos (ram, wether).

PronunciationEdit

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈmʌtn̩/, [ˈmʌʔn̩]
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NounEdit

mutton (countable and uncountable, plural muttons)

  1. The flesh of sheep used as food.
  2. (archaic) A sheep.
  3. (typography slang) Em, a unit of measurement equal to the height of the type in use.
  4. (obsolete, slang) A prostitute.
  5. (historical) An old Anglo-French gold coin impressed with the image of a lamb.

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  • (meat of a sheep): lamb

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AdjectiveEdit

mutton (not comparable)

  1. (Cockney rhyming slang) deaf.

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Middle EnglishEdit

NounEdit

mutton

  1. Alternative form of motoun