muttonchops

[muht-n-chops]
plural noun
side whiskers that are narrow at the temples and broad and trimmed short at the jawline, the chin being shaved both in front and beneath.
Also called muttonchop whiskers.


Origin:
1860–65; mutton1 + chop1 + -s3; so called from their shape

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muttonchops (ˈmʌtənˌtʃɒps)
 
pl n
side whiskers trimmed in the shape of chops, widening out from the temples

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Example sentences
Sideburns must be neatly trimmed and will not be of the muttonchops or flared types.
They are the mid-nineteenth century's for sure-those muttonchops.
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