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moustache

[muhs-tash, muh-stash] /ˈmʌs tæʃ, məˈstæʃ/
noun
1.
Related forms
moustached, adjective
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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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n.

see mustache. Related: moustachial.

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