Mutton

Definition of Mutton

Mut´ton
n.1.A sheep.
Not so much ground as will feed a mutton.
- Sir H. Sidney.
Muttons, beeves, and porkers are good old words for the living quadrupeds.
- Hallam.
2.The flesh of a sheep.
The fat of roasted mutton or beef.
- Swift.
3.A loose woman; a prostitute.
Mutton bird
(Zool.) the Australian short-tailed petrel (Nectris brevicaudus).
Mutton chop
a rib of mutton for broiling, with the end of the bone at the smaller part chopped off.
Mutton fish
(Zool.) the American eelpout. See Eelpout.
Mutton fist
a big brawny fist or hand.
Mutton monger
a pimp.
- Dryden.
To return to one's muttons
To return to one's topic, subject of discussion, etc.
- Chapman.
I willingly return to my muttons.
- H. R. Haweis.

Related Words

agneau, bellwether, breast of lamb, ewe, ewe lamb, gigot, jambe de mouton, jumbuck, lamb, lambkin, leg of lamb, leg of mutton, mouton, ram, saddle of mutton, sheep, teg, tup, wether, yeanling
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