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mustachio

[muh-stah-shoh, -shee-oh, -stash-oh, -stash-ee-oh] /məˈstɑ ʃoʊ, -ʃiˌoʊ, -ˈstæʃ oʊ, -ˈstæʃ iˌoʊ/
noun, plural mustachios.
1.
a mustache.
Origin
1545-1555
1545-55; < Spanish mostacho and its source, Italian mostaccio, variant of mostacchio < Medieval Greek moustáki, Doric Greek mýstax, stem mystak- upper lip, mustache
Related forms
mustachioed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for mustachioed

mustachioed

/məˈstɑːʃɪˌəʊd/
adjective
1.
(often jocular) having a moustache, esp when bushy or elaborately shaped

mustachio

/məˈstɑːʃɪˌəʊ/
noun (pl) -chios
1.
(often pl when considered as two halves) (often jocular) a moustache, esp when bushy or elaborately shaped
Word Origin
C16: from Spanish mostacho and Italian mostaccio
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Word Origin and History for mustachioed
adj.

1817, from mustachio (1550s), from Spanish mostacho and directly from Italian mostaccio (see mustache). The noun was superseded by mustache, but the adjective has endured.

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