Mutton chop
Mutton Mut"ton, n. [OE. motoun, OF. moton, molton, a sheep, wether, F. mouton, LL. multo, by transposition of l fr. L. mutilus mutilated. See {Mutilate}.] 1. A sheep. [Obs.] --Chapman. [1913 Webster]

Not so much ground as will feed a mutton. --Sir H. Sidney. [1913 Webster]

Muttons, beeves, and porkers are good old words for the living quadrupeds. --Hallam. [1913 Webster]

2. The flesh of a sheep. [1913 Webster]

The fat of roasted mutton or beef. --Swift. [1913 Webster]

3. A loose woman; a prostitute. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

{Mutton bird} (Zo["o]l.), 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} (Zo["o]l.), the American eelpout. See {Eelpout}.

{Mutton fist}, a big brawny fist or hand. [Colloq.] --Dryden.

{Mutton monger}, a pimp. [Low & Obs.] --Chapman.

{To return to one's muttons}. [A translation of a phrase from a farce by De Brueys, revenons [`a] nos moutons let us return to our sheep.] To return to one's topic, subject of discussion, etc. [Humorous] [1913 Webster]

I willingly return to my muttons. --H. R. Haweis. [1913 Webster]


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  • mutton chop — n. 1. a piece cut from the rib of a sheep for broiling or frying 2. [pl.] side whiskers shaped like mutton chops (i.e., narrow at the top, and broad and rounded at the bottom), with a clean shaven chin separating the two whiskers; burnsides * * * …   Universalium

  • mutton chop — n. 1. a piece cut from the rib of a sheep for broiling or frying 2. [pl.] side whiskers shaped like mutton chops (i.e., narrow at the top, and broad and rounded at the bottom), with a clean shaven chin separating the two whiskers; burnsides …   English World dictionary

  • mutton chop — noun 1. chop cut from a mature sheep • Hypernyms: ↑chop 2. facial hair that has grown down the side of a man s face in front of the ears (especially when the rest of the beard is shaved off) • Syn: ↑sideburn, ↑burnside, ↑side whiskers • Hypern …   Useful english dictionary

  • mutton chop — noun (C) 1 a piece of meat containing a bone, that has been cut from the ribs of a sheep 2 mutton chops also mutton chop whiskers hair that grows only on the sides of a man s cheeks, not on his chin, in a style that was popular in the 19th… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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  • mutton chop whiskers — ˌmutton ˈchops 7 [mutton chops] (also ˌmutton chop ˈwhiskers) noun plural hair at the sides of a man s face which is grown so that it is very wide and round in shape at the bo …   Useful english dictionary

  • mutton chop whiskers — n [plural] hair that a man allows to grow on the sides of his cheeks …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • mutton chop whiskers — plural noun the whiskers on a man s cheek when shaped like a meat chop, narrow at the top and broad and rounded at the bottom …   English new terms dictionary

  • mutton-chop whiskers — noun sideburns that are narrow near the ear and broad and rounded near the chin …   Wiktionary

  • As quick as a mutton chop — very quick …   Dictionary of Australian slang

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