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[muht-n-chops] /ˈmʌt nˌtʃɒps/
plural noun
side whiskers that are narrow at the temples and broad and trimmed short at the jawline, the chin being shaved both in front and beneath.
Also called muttonchop whiskers.
Origin of muttonchops
1860-65; mutton1 + chop1 + -s3; so called from their shape Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the Web for mutton chop
Historical Examples
  • "I'd—I'd like to eat a mutton chop like that," said Marjorie.

    Marriage H. G. Wells
  • How in the name of reason can I be asked to eat a mutton chop?

    The Way of All Flesh Samuel Butler
  • A glass of beer and a mutton chop—his ideal of a dinner—he dared not touch.

    Uncle Silas J. S. LeFanu
  • And he was very particular that the mutton chop should be well cooked.

    The Prime Minister Anthony Trollope
  • Then he walked to the bag where his dinner was kept; in it was a mutton chop and a large slice of brown bread.

    The Story of an African Farm (AKA Ralph Iron) Olive Schreiner
  • If it was my sister, I could neither promise her a bed or a mutton chop.

    Tales of My Time, Vol. II (of 3) William Pitt Scargill
  • A mutton chop was served with it for Mr. Preen, as he had lost his dinner.

    Johnny Ludlow, Sixth Series Mrs. Henry Wood
  • He poised a mutton chop on his fork and looked inquiringly at Katherine.

    The White Shield Myrtle Reed
  • Josie permitted herself the slight revenge of sprinkling a little extra pepper on her master's English mutton chop.

    Mary Louise and Josie O'Gorman Emma Speed Sampson
  • So, you see, dear, there is quite an event on a mutton chop.

British Dictionary definitions for mutton chop

mutton chop

a piece of mutton from the loin


plural noun
side whiskers trimmed in the shape of chops, widening out from the temples
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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