Any haircut that is short in the front, long in the back, and identified with certain regional and socio-economic norms. Usually worn by males, though not exclusively. In the USA, it is usually associated with lower education and/or income males, and often considered a sign of white trash
, trailer trash
status. However, in Canada, the mullet is simply known as the hockey haircut
, and is a practical choice for those who play Canada's national sport because it allows the player to wear a helmet and keep his long hair.