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.]


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.


The flesh of a sheep.

The fat of roasted mutton or beef. Swift.


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. [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]

I willingly return to my muttons. H. R. Haweis.


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