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side whiskers

Syllabification: side whisk·ers

Definition of side whiskers in English:

plural noun

Whiskers or sideburns on a man’s cheeks.
Example sentences
  • On September 20, 1953, George Jonas, caretaker of the Yorkshire Museum, saw an old man wearing a frock coat and sporting white side whiskers reading a book in the library.
  • I bet if we dug down, we'd find that a lot of those old guys with their funny side whiskers knew what they were doing better than we give them credit for.
  • He is a sly-looking little man with side whiskers, a solicitor with a very small business, but clever enough to realize before anyone else that Animal Farm will need a broker and the commissions will be worth having.

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