a man's beard trimmed to a tuft or point on the chin.

1835–45, Americanism; goat (from its resemblance to a goat's tufted chin) + -ee, probably as spelling variant of -y2, -ie, though stressed as if formed with -ee

goateed, adjective
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goatee (ɡəʊˈtiː)
a pointed tuftlike beard on the chin
[C19: from goat + -ee (see -y²)]

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Word Origin & History

1844 (as goaty), from goat (q.v.). So called from its resemblance to a male goat's chin hairs.
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Example sentences
The students are well dressed and well groomed, not a pair of jeans or scrappy
  goatee in sight.
He gazes contentedly down the street, scratching his neat goatee and watching
  the neighborhood kids shoot hoops in a driveway.
If suddenly they have a goatee, then they are definitely bad guys, so stay away
  from them.
The strands of his feathery goatee threaten to tickle my brow.
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