Definition of Fu Manchu in English:

Fu Manchu

Syllabification: Fu Man·chu
Pronunciation: /ˈfo͞o manˈCHo͞o
(in full Fu Manchu mustache)


  • A long narrow mustache in which the ends taper and droop down to the chin.
    More example sentences
    • His eyes are smeared over with dark makeup, his face is pale white, with a Fu Manchu and his smile is evil and menacing.
    • Morrison's wispy attempt at a Fu Manchu might be the most noticeable bit of facial hair in sports right now.
    • When I first saw a still from the film, with Stiller sporting a power mullet and a Fu Manchu, it was enough to bring a smile to my face.


mid 20th century: the kind of mustache worn by Fu Manchu, a master criminal in the novels of British writer Sax Rohmer (1883–1959).

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