(Aus./US) a fool.
|Star (N.Z.) 19 May 2/3: The mater was a mullet if ever there was one. I used to tell her I was a real bad egg, but her vanity was so stupendous it would not ler believe me.|
|Smith’s Wkly (Sydney) 2 Dec. 18/3: ‘I’ve been robbed,’ he roared. Up rushed another mullet with the same story.|
|Joint (1972) 70: If I don’t have bread, I may look round for a likely prospect (locally, ‘mullet’) to buy it for me. However, this entails the real danger that the mullet will want to come along with me, thus beginning the day with a spate of paralyzing conversation.letter 10 Oct. in|
|Gone Fishin’ 14: I have often been called a mullet. Sometimes I have been called a prawn-headed mullet.|
|Cool Hand Luke (1967) 63: Ah got me a pair of mullets what think they can beat me out on the time.|
|Campus Sl. Nov. 4: mullet – a person who is gullible or easily persuaded.|
|Real Thing 82: You two have got to be the biggest pair of Botany Bay mullets I’ve ever seen. You come in with your big gobs open every time.|
see mullethead n.
(Aus./N.Z.) dull, stupefied.
|Sporting Globe (Melbourne) 9 Oct. 2/6: All the week end I have been walking round like a stunned mullet wondering why I didn’t [...] have a headlong tilt at Ajax in the Melbourne Stakes.|
|Aus. Speaks 267: [Similes] Dullness: (looking) like a stunned mullet.|
|Aus. Women’s Wkly 17 May 5/3: I sit like a stunned mullet from go to whoa.|
|Dinkum Aussie Dict. 49: Stunned mullet: If someone has an expresssion like a stunned mullet that person is deemed to be both stupid and ugly.|
|Guardian Rev. 31 July 12: Guests [...] sit like baffled mullets wondering if they might get a word in.|
|Guardian Guide 31 July–6 Aug. 23: They might look like a couple of stunned mullets.|
|Reed Dict. of N.Z. Sl.|
|Peepshow [ebook] I waited by the door like a stunned mullet.|