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

: hair growing on a man's upper lip

Full Definition of MUSTACHE

:  the hair growing on the human upper lip; especially :  such hair grown and often trimmed in a particular style
:  hair or bristles about the mouth of a mammal
mus·tached also mous·tached adjective

Variants of MUSTACHE

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

Examples of MUSTACHE

  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.

Origin 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

Other Fashion Terms

bodkin, chignon, cowlick, eau de toilette, imperial, pocket, pomander, tonsorial
MUSTACHED Defined for Kids


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

Definition of MUSTACHE for Kids

:  the hair growing on the human upper lip

Variants of MUSTACHE

mus·tache also mous·tache \ˈmə-ˌstash, mə-ˈstash\


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