plural noun
full whiskers and a mustache worn with the chin clean-shaven.

1870–75, Americanism; named after Gen. A. E. Burnside

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burnsides (ˈbɜːnˌsaɪdz)
pl n
(US) thick side whiskers worn with a moustache and clean-shaven chin
[C19: named after General A. E. Burnside (1824--81), Union general in the US Civil War]

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Word Origin & History

style of facial hair consisting of side whiskers and a mustache (but clean-shaven chin), 1875, from U.S. Army Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside (1824-1881) who wore them.
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Example sentences
They were called burnsides and later switched to sideburns.
He originated the fashion of wearing long side whiskers, thus the term burnsides or sideburns.
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