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[muht-n-chops] /ˈmʌt nˌtʃɒps/
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 of muttonchops
1860-65; mutton1 + chop1 + -s3; so called from their shape Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • She turned us over to a stout brunette lady who was cultivating a neat and flossy pair of muttonchops.

    Europe Revised Irvin S. Cobb
British Dictionary definitions for muttonchops


plural noun
side whiskers trimmed in the shape of chops, widening out from the temples
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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