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A golf shot not counted as part of the score, granted sometimes in informal play after a poor shot is made, especially from the tee.
[Probably from the name Mulligan.]
(Cookery) US and Canadian a stew made from odds and ends of food
[C20: perhaps from the surname]
(Biography) Gerry, full name Gerald Joseph Mulligan. 1927–96, US jazz saxophonist, who pioneered the cool jazz style of the 1950s
Mul•li•gan(ˈmʌl ɪ gən)
Gerald Joseph (Gerry), 1927–96, U.S. jazz saxophonist and composer.