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[bih-hwis-kerd, -wis-] /bɪˈʰwɪs kərd, -ˈwɪs-/
having whiskers; bearded.
ancient, as a witticism, expression, etc.; passé; hoary:
a bewhiskered catchword of a bygone era.
Origin of bewhiskered
1755-65; be- + whiskered Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • At the bar of the place Bill found a rough, bewhiskered fellow, whom he drew aside.

    Frank Merriwell's Backers Burt L. Standish
  • It seemed ridiculous to call a strapping, curly-haired, bewhiskered, six-foot man “Tommy”!

    The Story of the Rock R.M. Ballantyne
  • An old woman with her one precious possession saved—a bewhiskered goat—hears her, and crosses herself.

    With the Doughboy in France Edward Hungerford
  • Next he noticed a bewhiskered, youthful-looking man, sitting at a roll-top desk, who regarded him curiously.

    Martin Eden Jack London
  • One cannot mingle much in society here without meeting some bewhiskered, mysterious individual, who claims to be of noble birth.

  • One of the most persistent of these was a black-browed, bewhiskered fellow named Tom Whiddon.

    The Story of John Paul Jones Chelsea Curtis Fraser
  • The chief aviator wore a satisfied smile on his bewhiskered countenance.

  • The proprietor was summoned and a whispered conversation ensued between him and a bewhiskered old man three tables away.

  • Although he was haggard and bewhiskered, his eyes had that look in them that Janice so clearly remembered.

    Janice Day Helen Beecher Long
  • A fat, bewhiskered kitten, looking as if it were cut out of black velvet, was dozing on the window sill.

British Dictionary definitions for bewhiskered


having whiskers on the cheeks
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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