burnsides

plural noun
burn·​sides | \ˈbərn-ˌsīdz \

Definition of burnsides 

: side-whiskers especially : full muttonchop whiskers

First Known Use of burnsides

1875, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for burnsides

Ambrose E. Burnside

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about burnsides

Dictionary Entries near burnsides

burn rubber

Burns

Burnside

burnsides

Burns meter

Burnsville

burnt

Statistics for burnsides

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for burnsides

The first known use of burnsides was in 1875

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on burnsides

See words that rhyme with burnsides

Comments on burnsides

What made you want to look up burnsides? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a private place of worship

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Difficult Vocab Quiz

  • the-education-of-achilles-eugne-delacroix
  • Which is a synonym of discomfit?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!