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Fu Manchu mustache

[foo man-choo] /ˈfu mænˈtʃu/
noun
1.
a mustache whose ends droop to the chin.
Also called Fu Manchu.
Origin of Fu Manchu mustache
1935-1940
1935-40; after the mustache worn by Fu Manchu, an Oriental master criminal in films of the 1920s and '30s, based on novels by British author Sax Rohmer (1883-1959)
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  • Let's toddle along and see what fu manchu has to say for himself.

  • At last it was ended; we were utterly in the power of Dr. fu manchu; our race was run.

    The Devil Doctor Sax Rohmer
  • Smith turned his eyes upon me momentarily, only to look away again in the direction of fu manchu.

    The Devil Doctor Sax Rohmer
  • Dr. fu manchu, removing his gaze from the face of my friend, directed it now upon me.

    The Devil Doctor Sax Rohmer
Contemporary definitions for fu manchu
noun

a long narrow mustache with the ends drooping to the chin; also written Fu Manchu mustache

Word Origin

mustache style of Fu Manchu, fictional criminal

noun

See Fu Manchu

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