Sense: 1-2
Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old French
Origin: mul, from Latin mulus
Sense: 3
Date: 1500-1600
Language: French
Origin: Latin mulleus type of red shoe worn by certain officials


mule [countable]
1HBA an animal that has a donkey and a horse as parents

➔ stubborn as a mule

at stubborn (1)
2 informalMDD someone who brings illegal drugs into a country by hiding them on or in their body
3 [usually plural]DCC a woman's shoe or slipper that covers the front part of the foot but has no material around the heel

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