{{11}}mullet (1) edible type of spiny-finned fish, mid-15c., from Anglo-Fr. molett (late 14c.), O.Fr. mulet, from M.L. muletus, from L. mulettus, from mullus "red mullet," from Gk. myllos a marine fish, related to melos "black," from PIE *mel- "of darkish color" (see MELANIN (Cf. melanin)).
{{12}}mullet (2) "hairstyle short on top and long in back," 1996, perhaps from mullet-head "stupid, dull person" (1857). Also the name of a type of N.American freshwater fish with a large, flat head (1866). The term in reference to the haircut seems to have emerged into pop culture with the Beastie Boys song "Mullet Head."
\#1 on the side and don't touch the back
\#6 on the top and don't cut it wack, Jack
[Beastie Boys, "Mullet Head"]
As a surname, Mullet is attested from late 13c., thought to be a dim. of O.Fr. mul "mule." Cf. also mallet-headed, in reference to the flat tops of chisels meant to be struck with a mallet.

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