mutton mutton  /ˈmə tən/


  • (n) meat from a mature domestic sheep


  1. A crowd of 20,000 feasted on mutton, turkey and Arabian specialties, such as tabbouleh, spread on long buffet tables set up in the city streets.
  2. He kills three sheep a day to serve his many guests; tonight it was steaming platters of mutton, potatoes and rice.
  3. For more than half a century, under various parties, insular New Zealand, with its butter and mutton economy, has been an experimental laboratory for welfare statism.


  1. Not just for grownups

    SILVER CITY — Cowboys of all ages had their moment to shine Thursday night at the Wild, Wild West Pro Rodeo at the Southwest Horseman s Arena from the pros to the novices in the Mutton Bustin championship and the Exceptional Rodeo.
    on June 9, 2013     Source: Silver City Sun-News

  2. Gladewater rodeo rounds up funds for Susan G. Komen

    When: 8:15 p.m. today and Saturday. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. with mutton bustin’ at 7:45 p.m. Cost: $14 for Class A seats; $12 for Class B seats; children 12 and younger get in for half price at the gate.
    on June 7, 2013     Source: The Longview News-Journal


  1. Senator Heffernan said: "I know what you want to do. You want to get good-bodied mutton in as bloody lamb."
    on Jun 23, 2008 By: Bill Heffernan Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  2. The group's organiser Keith Flett said: "He's got a retro beard, if you look at it it's almost like mutton chops. It's the kind of stuff footballers had in the 70s. It's an interesting choice because he could have gone for the designer style beard...
    on Oct 18, 2009 By: Keith Flett Source:

  3. "I'm always meeting women who are over 45 who are saying: `I don't know how to dress and I don't want to be a frump, I don't want to look like mutton dressed as lamb. Oh help me, what do I do?'," Twiggy told AAP. "I realised there's a whole...
    on Nov 27, 2007 By: Twiggy Source:

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