mustachioed

mustachio

[muh-stah-shoh, -shee-oh, -stash-oh, -stash-ee-oh]
noun, plural mustachios.
a mustache.

Origin:
1545–55; < Spanish mostacho and its source, Italian mostaccio, variant of mostacchio < Medieval Greek moustáki, Doric Greek mýstax, stem mystak- upper lip, mustache

mustachioed, adjective
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mustachio (məˈstɑːʃɪˌəʊ)
 
n , pl -chios
jocular often (often plural when considered as two halves) a moustache, esp when bushy or elaborately shaped
 
[C16: from Spanish mostacho and Italian mostaccio]

mustachioed (məˈstɑːʃɪˌəʊd)
 
adj
jocular often having a moustache, esp when bushy or elaborately shaped

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mustachioed
1827, from mustachio (1550s), borrowed from Sp. mostacho and directly from It. mostaccio (see mustache). The noun was superseded by mustache, but the adj. has endured.
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