What does Mullet mean?

Definitions for Mullet
ˈmʌl ɪtmul·let

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. mullet, grey mullet, gray mulletnoun

    highly valued lean flesh of marine or freshwater mullet

  2. mullet, grey mullet, gray mulletnoun

    freshwater or coastal food fishes a spindle-shaped body; found worldwide

  3. mulletnoun

    bottom dwelling marine warm water fishes with two barbels on the chin

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Mulletnoun

    A sea fish.

    Etymology: mullus, Lat. mulet, Fr.

    Of carps and mullets why prefer the great?
    Yet for small turbots such esteem profess. Alexander Pope, Horace.


  1. mullet

    A mullet is a hairstyle that is typically short at the front and sides, and long in the back. The term is also used to refer to a type of fish found in both freshwater and saltwater, known for its flat head and silver color.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mulletnoun

    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 M. cephalus which occurs both on the European and American coasts

  2. Mulletnoun

    any species of the genus Mullus, or family Mullidae; called also red mullet, and surmullet, esp. the plain surmullet (Mullus barbatus), and the striped surmullet (M. surmulletus) of Southern Europe. The former is the mullet of the Romans. It is noted for the brilliancy of its colors. See Surmullet

  3. Mulletnoun

    a star, usually five pointed and pierced; -- when used as a difference it indicates the third son

  4. Mulletnoun

    small pinchers for curling the hair

  5. Etymology: [OE. molet, mulet, F. mulet, fr. L. mullus.]


  1. Mullet

    The mullet is a hairstyle that is short at the front and sides, and long in the back. The mullet began to appear in popular media in the 1960s and 1970s but did not become generally well known until the early 1980s. It continued to be popular until the mid-1990s.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Mullet

    mul′et, n. a genus of fishes nearly cylindrical in form, highly esteemed for the table. [Fr. mulet—L. mullus, the red mullet.]

  2. Mullet

    mul′et, n. the rowel of a spur: (her.) a five-pointed star—a mark of cadency, indicating the third son. [O. Fr. molette—L. mola, a mill.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. mullet

    A well-known fish, of which there are several species. The gray mullet, Mugil capito, and the red mullet, Mullus surmuletus, are the most common on the British coast.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. mullet

    In heraldry, is a charge in the form of a star, generally with five points, intended to represent a spur-rowel. It is a mark of cadency assigned to the third son.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Mullet is ranked #10180 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Mullet surname appeared 3,168 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Mullet.

    96.5% or 3,059 total occurrences were White.
    1.6% or 52 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    0.7% or 25 total occurrences were Black.
    0.5% or 16 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.3% or 11 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.1% or 5 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Mullet in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Mullet in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Mullet in a Sentence

  1. Paul Dabill:

    There were no mullet at the beach this day, however I found the school of Jack Crevalles instead. I immediately recognized the heart shape of the school when I first saw it.

  2. Gavin Naylor:

    When people are paddling on their board, the soles of their feet catch the light and very quickly, in exactly the same way the scales on a mullet or a menhaden might catch the light, and when you’re a predator, you don’t tarry. You have to be quick and make a quick decision.

  3. Paul Dabill:

    I was looking for mullet, this time of year is the fall mullet migration.

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