from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A golf shot not tallied against the score, granted in informal play after a poor shot especially from the tee.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Mulligan stew.
  • n. An unpenalized chance to re-take a stroke that went awry.
  • n. A second chance.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A stew made typically of meat, vegetables, and any conveniently available ingredients; also, an Irish version of burgoo.
  • n. In informal and friendly games of golf, a permission to take another stroke without counting the previous stroke against the score, when a stroke was poorly played; a free stroke.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. Irish version of burgoo


Probably from the name Mulligan.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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