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goatee

[goh-tee] /goʊˈti/
noun
1.
a man's beard trimmed to a tuft or point on the chin.
Origin
1835-1845
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
Related forms
goateed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for goateed

goatee

/ɡəʊˈtiː/
noun
1.
a pointed tuftlike beard on the chin
Derived Forms
goateed, adjective
Word Origin
C19: from goat + -ee (see -y²)
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Word Origin and History for goateed

goatee

n.

1844 (as goaty), from goaty (adj.). So called from its resemblance to a male goat's chin hairs.

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