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Definition: Mullet

A mullet is a hairstyle that was most popular in the late 1970's through the early 1990's, spreading its "business in front, party in the back" look across the country thanks in large part to hockey players, rock stars and MacGyver. Thank goodness it's almost extinct!

The mullet leaves hair short on the sides and in the front, but long and flowing down the neck. Some mullets also have a rattail or a 'tail'. This is a thin section of hair that extends much longer than the rest of the hair in the back and is often braided. Mullets have been worn by both males and females; however, the proper feminine term for mullet is femullet.

Singer Billy Ray Cyrus is well known for wearing the mullet far beyond its time, and Joan Jett is hugely responsible for making the femullet rocker chic. Most recently, the mullet has been spotted in hipster enclaves such as Williamsburg, Brooklyn; Ukrainian Village in Chicago; and the Mission District in San Francisco.


theclapmaster theclapmaster 8 years
My partner has a mullet i think it's adorable
designergirl designergirl 10 years
I noticed way too many guys in Europe with mullets when I was there last summer. Ugh. At least, they're virtually nonexistent here in the US. I've never seen any really pull it off.
smp7328 smp7328 10 years
queencessjosie - that was the funniest thing ever!!!! loves it!!!!
terryt18 terryt18 10 years
I live in the South and yeah, the mullet is a major DO for many guys and gals alike. My brother has one. the back is very long-probably 8-10 inches from the nape of his neck. It is prized by all his redneck friends who can only boast a mullet of half that size. Some of his older HA buddies have braids longer than that running down their backs. PS. betty white - me gusta su comentario 'trabajo enfrente, fiesta detras'!!!
bettywhite bettywhite 10 years
y'all i was in buenos aires last week and the mullet is THE HOT hairstyle for the hipster male (and some females, too). i tried to explain that it wasn't cool (trabajo enfrente, fiesta detras) but the language barrier wouldn't allow it.
luvs2gossip luvs2gossip 10 years
Love mullets! so timeless!
CocoBelle1 CocoBelle1 10 years
Oh GOD! Noooooo!!!! Please, I pray, do NOT begin wearing a mullet!
pinkangelmonkey pinkangelmonkey 10 years
Don't make fun of my husband! :raspberry:
jennifer76 jennifer76 10 years
:rotfl: @ business in the front, party in the back. A HA HA HA HA HA HA HA! :rotfl:
anoma_lee anoma_lee 10 years
Unfortunately it isn't near enough to extinction! I'm from the states, but I'm interning in Ireland & I've noticed it a few times a week on the streets of Dublin!! What an eye sore... :(
Shaunalee24 Shaunalee24 10 years
go to !!
queencessjosie queencessjosie 10 years
short on top for the fellas.. LONG IN BACK FOR THE LADIES.
Sara-C Sara-C 10 years
What a joke... really no matter when or where... What was he thinking?
elramos elramos 10 years
There was this a-hole in Orlando, Florida a couple of weeks ago rocking a mullet when I went down there to visit. You don't know how overjoyed I was when I turned around and realized he had a mullet..I didn't have to say anything to him, obviously he has been punishing himself for a while.
Ess-Elle Ess-Elle 10 years
I work with a woman who has a femullet. Nasty. The mullet has to be the worst hairstyle in the history of hair. I'd rather be completely bald.
Mel475 Mel475 10 years
Eeeekkkk!!! Bad hair, bad bad bad mullets....noooooo....
uacosj uacosj 10 years
this should be outlawed! Along with sandals and socks and mom jeans!
Community-Manager Community-Manager 10 years
Eeks! Mullets be gone!
CocoChic CocoChic 10 years
Drop it like it's hot yo!
JennaV JennaV 10 years
Business in the front, party in the back When in Rome 8)
audreystar audreystar 10 years
i'd take a bullet for a mullet!
girlboy girlboy 10 years
so hot right now
cocca cocca 10 years
:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: !!!
vienvien vienvien 10 years
No way...never
i-am-elle i-am-elle 10 years
This is definitely a DON'T!
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