Definition of mustache in English:

mustache

Syllabification: mus·tache
Pronunciation: /ˈməsˌtaSH, məˈstaSH
 
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(also moustache)

noun

  • 1A strip of hair left to grow above the upper lip.
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    • The soldier is played by Basim Hamed, a willowy, 31-year-old sculptor who shaved his shoulder-length hair and grew a mustache for the part.
    • She has a pencil-thin moustache on her upper lip.
    • An old man wearing glasses that drooped down to his nose with grey hair and a thin grey mustache above his upper lip stood before us with a grin.
  • 1.1 (mustaches) A long mustache.
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    • If you don't believe me, just check out the mustaches.
    • And when you look at historic pictures, guys had mutton chops, mustaches, beards.
    • Both sides of the entrance were lined with German guards, uniformed in magenta tunics like their counterparts on the Palatine, but with incongruous yellow mustaches dangling below their chins.
  • 1.2A growth similar to a mustache, or a marking that resembles it, around the mouth of some animals.
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    • The Clay-colored can be distinguished from the Chipping by a brown, rather than gray, rump, a darker face pattern, and the absence of a moustache.
    • The Nurse Shark has a small mouth with what looks like a moustache to help it find food.
    • Izzy is described as a green parakeet with an orangey-red ring around his neck, a big, red beak with a black moustache and 28-inch tail feathers.

Derivatives

mustached

adjective
More example sentences
  • A tall, dark, mustached man stood up and extended a crippled hand toward me.
  • A heavily moustached man, upon noticing us, shushes his compadres: ‘Shut up, there are people here!’
  • School uniforms would end at high school and schoolteachers would not have to deal with ten-year-old children and moustached young adults within the same institution.

Origin

late 16th century: from French, from Italian mostaccio, from Greek mustax, mustak-.

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