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mustache

noun mus·tache \ˈməs-ˌtash, (ˌ)mə-ˈstash\

Simple Definition of mustache

  • : hair growing on a man's upper lip

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of mustache

  1. 1 :  the hair growing on the human upper lip; especially :  such hair grown and often trimmed in a particular style

  2. 2 :  hair or bristles about the mouth of a mammal

mustached

also

moustached

adjective

Examples of mustache in a sentence

  1. He used a small pair of scissors to trim his mustache.

  2. He decided to grow a mustache.

  3. The actor was wearing a false mustache.



Variants of mustache

also

moustache

\ˈməs-ˌtash, (ˌ)mə-ˈstash\

Origin and Etymology of mustache

Middle French moustache, from Old Italian mustaccio, from Middle Greek moustaki, diminutive of Greek mystak-, mystax upper lip, mustache


First Known Use: 1585


MUSTACHE Defined for Kids

mustache

noun mus·tache \ˈmə-ˌstash, mə-ˈstash\

Definition of mustache for Students

  1. :  the hair growing on the human upper lip



Variants of mustache

also

moustache

\ˈmə-ˌstash, mə-ˈstash\


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