burnsides

plural noun
burn·​sides | \ ˈbərn-ˌsīdz How to pronounce burnsides (audio) \

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

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“Burnsides.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/burnsides. Accessed 29 Jul. 2021.

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