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moustache

[muhs-tash, muh-stash] /ˈmʌs tæʃ, məˈstæʃ/
noun
1.
Related forms
moustached, adjective
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  • She could see the tense moments in his eyes and in his habit of chewing on his moustache.
  • The goatee was gone, but the thin wisp of a moustache was evidence of my longing for manhood.
  • His moustache was a trademark insured for an incredible amount.
  • Prisoner's whiskers were about the same as now, except that he wore no moustache.
  • Facial moustache mark and more powerful flight are diagnostic.
  • Deceased was about five feet eight or nine inches high, sandy hair, goatee and moustache.
  • His hair is impeccably combed over the top, as usual, and the little moustache is perfectly trimmed.
  • Not long ago someone drew a moustache on the image of his face.
  • Around six feet tall, he was stocky and wore a trademark moustache.
  • He had salt-and-pepper hair, a fat silver moustache, and chomped an even fatter cigar.
British Dictionary definitions for moustache

moustache

/məˈstɑːʃ/
noun
1.
the unshaved growth of hair on the upper lip, and sometimes down the sides of the mouth
2.
a similar growth of hair or bristles (in animals) or feathers (in birds)
3.
a mark like a moustache
Derived Forms
moustached, (US) mustached, adjective
Word Origin
C16: via French from Italian mostaccio, ultimately from Doric Greek mustax upper lip
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Word Origin and History for moustache
n.

see mustache. Related: moustachial.

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Encyclopedia Article for moustache

hair grown on the upper lip by men. The wearing of mustaches, like beards, has been since antiquity a reflection of such factors as climate (local or temporal), custom, religious belief, and personal taste. It was usual in the past to make no distinction between a mustache and other facial hair such as a beard or whiskers, as these were usually worn together. As early as 2650 BC, however, Egyptian artifacts show a pencil-line mustache with no beard

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