Mulligan surname, from Gaelic Maolagan, O.Ir. Maelecan, a double diminutive of mael "bald," hence "the little bald (or shaven) one," probably often a reference to a monk or disciple. As "stew made with whatever's available," 1904, hobo slang, probably from a proper name. The golf sense of "extra stroke after a poor shot" (1949) is sometimes said to be from the name of a Canadian golfer in the 1920s whose friends gave him an extra shot in gratitude for driving them over rough roads to their weekly foursome at St. Lambert Country Club near Montreal.

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  • Mulligan's — on Poolbeg Street, in Dublin, Ireland, is one of the oldest of the city s historic pubs. Mulligan s on Poolbeg Street History Mulligan s was founded in 1782 and the exterior of the pub retains its original vintage lettering on the windows and… …   Wikipedia

  • mulligan — [mul′i gən] n. [prob. after pers. name Mulligan] 1. MULLIGAN STEW ☆ 2. Golf in informal play, any shot taken to substitute for a poorly played shot, that does not count against one s score [take a mulligan] …   English World dictionary

  • Mulligan —   [ mʌlɪgən], Gerry, eigentlich Gerald Joseph Mulligan, amerikanischer Jazzmusiker (Baritonsaxophon) und Arrangeur, * New York 6. 4. 1927, ✝ Darien (Conneticut) 20. 1. 1996; arbeitete um 1950 in Gruppierungen des sich gerade entwickelnden… …   Universal-Lexikon

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  • Mulligan — This notable Irish surname is an Anglicized form of the Old Gaelic O Maolagain , descendant of Maolagan, a personal byname from a double diminutive of maol , bald, tonsured. Traditionally, Irish family names are taken from the heads of tribes,… …   Surnames reference

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