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side whiskers

plural noun
whiskers worn long and with the chin clean-shaven.
Origin of side whiskers
Related forms
side-whiskered, adjective Unabridged
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  • The storekeeper was a tall, portly man, with a gray mustache and side-whiskers, and a high bald forehead.

    Hiram The Young Farmer Burbank L. Todd
  • They wasn't as big and long as those in the pictures, but they were side-whiskers.

    Kent Knowles: Quahaug Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Mr. Daw is a tall, slim gentleman of about fifty-five, with a florid face and snow-white mustache and side-whiskers.

    Marjorie Daw Thomas Bailey Aldrich
  • He was a tall man, dressed in blue, with side-whiskers, and an oil-cloth cap.

    A Jolly Fellowship Frank R. Stockton
  • His broad face, ornamented by side-whiskers and a pair of spectacles, was framed by a judge's wig.

    The Red Room August Strindberg
  • She was mighty polite; for I had on a red wig and side-whiskers. '

  • He looks like a woman in mans clothes, murmured a young dandy, bristling with beard, moustache and side-whiskers.

  • And my clerk dissuaded me from the side-whiskers which I keep by me for these occasions.

    First Plays A. A. Milne
  • The last time they came home, Harry was wearing a mustache and Horry side-whiskers, so that it would be easy to tell them apart.

    Concerning Sally William John Hopkins
  • (p. 128) And my clerk dissuaded me from the side-whiskers which I keep by me for these occasions.

    One-Act Plays Various
British Dictionary definitions for side-whiskers

side whiskers

plural noun
another name for sideburns
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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