[muhs-tash, muh-stash]

moustached, adjective Unabridged
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moustache or mustache (məˈstɑːʃ)
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
[C16: via French from Italian mostaccio, ultimately from Doric Greek mustax upper lip]
mustache or mustache
[C16: via French from Italian mostaccio, ultimately from Doric Greek mustax upper lip]
mous'tached or mustache
mus'tached or mustache

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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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Example sentences
She could see the tense moments in his eyes and in his habit of chewing on his
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
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