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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.]
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(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
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(ˈmʌl ɪ gən)
Gerald Joseph (Gerry), 1927–96, U.S. jazz saxophonist and composer.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mulligan - Irish version of burgoo
stew - food prepared by stewing especially meat or fish with vegetables
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References in classic literature ?
We crave your condescension To tell you what we know Of marching in the Mulligan Guards To Sligo Port below!
The drums and the fifes, Oh, sweetly they did play, As we marched - marched - marched - with the Mulligan Guards!
I bring in the mulligan lesson though, not for golf, but to be thankful for the mulligans in life: forgiveness, relationships repaired, a successful new project after a failed one, a second chance, a new humble house, a newborn.
Thank you, Lord for the mulligan! The most inventive rule in non-professional golf is the "mulligan.
Patrick's Day, discover Mulligans Irish Pub, a hidden gem at Wentworth Golf Club in Northeast Pinellas.
The health of his neighbours, the Mulligans, deteriorated during a period of up to two years because of the gas and their condition only improved when the pensioner was arrested, said Mr David Mason, prosecuting.
Patrick's Day Bash at award-winning Mulligans Irish Pub at the Pebble Creek Golf Club in Tampa all day Tuesday, March 17.
Almost 10,000 people signed a petition that the Mulligans and the Chronicle presented to 10 Downing Street.
Today: The Mulligans vow to fight on to win justice for their father.
The family's Labour MP, Joyce Quin, spoke of her commitment to the Mulligans at Downing Street.
? May 1, 2002: Jimmy Mulligan dies and Ivy Clark is injured when a car mounts the pavement and hits them as they wait at a bus stop in Albion Street, Gateshead, at 12.40pm.
Fort Lauderdale, FL, September 16, 2013 --( Premier Hotel Realty announced today that Mulligan's restaurant will be returning to Lauderdale by the Sea.