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[muhs-tash, muh-stash] /ˈmʌs tæʃ, məˈstæʃ/
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moustached, adjective Unabridged
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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


the unshaved growth of hair on the upper lip, and sometimes down the sides of the mouth
a similar growth of hair or bristles (in animals) or feathers (in birds)
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

see mustache. Related: moustachial.

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