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sideburns

[sahyd-burnz] /ˈsaɪdˌbɜrnz/
plural noun
1.
short whiskers extending from the hairline to below the ears and worn with an unbearded chin.
2.
the projections of the hairline forming a border on the face in front of each ear.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90, Americanism; alteration of burnsides
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British Dictionary definitions for sideburn

sideburns

/ˈsaɪdˌbɜːnz/
plural noun
1.
a man's whiskers grown down either side of the face in front of the ears Also called sideboards, side whiskers, (Austral) sidelevers
Word Origin
C19: variant of burnsides
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Word Origin and History for sideburn

sideburns

n.

1880, American English, alteration of burnsides (q.v).

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