plural noun

burn·​sides ˈbərn-ˌsīdz How to pronounce burnsides (audio)
: side-whiskers
especially : full muttonchop whiskers

Word History


Ambrose E. Burnside

First Known Use

1875, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of burnsides was in 1875

Dictionary Entries Near burnsides

Cite this Entry

“Burnsides.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/burnsides. Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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