Definition of sideburn in English:


Syllabification: side·burn
Pronunciation: /ˈsīdˌbərn


(usually sideburns)
  • A strip of hair grown by a man down each side of the face in front of his ears.
    More example sentences
    • He is 17 or 18 years old, of stocky build and has Afro hair and sideburns.
    • The man was young, olive-skinned, with black hair, sideburns, a moustache, and sparkling blue eyes.
    • He quickly went to shaving, trimming up his sideburns and removing straggling hairs on his chin.


late 19th century: originally burnside, from the name of General Burnside (1824–81), who affected this style.

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