Goatees

goatee

[goh-tee]
noun
a man's beard trimmed to a tuft or point on the chin.

Origin:
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)
 
n
a pointed tuftlike beard on the chin
 
[C19: from goat + -ee (see -y²)]
 
goat'eed
 
adj

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