goa·​tee | \gō-ˈtē \

Definition of goatee 

: a small pointed or tufted beard on a man's chin

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goateed \gō-​ˈtēd \ adjective

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Neidhart wrestled mostly for WWE from 1985 to 1997 and was known for his pink and black gear, maniacal laugh and goatee. Dan Gelston, The Seattle Times, "Former WWE star Jim ‘The Anvil’ Neidhart dies at 63," 14 Aug. 2018 Bagwell would go on to grow an amazing goatee - onto which his fellow players looked with jealousy, but that's another story for another day. Craig Hlavaty, Houston Chronicle, "The best mullets and moustaches in Houston Astros baseball history," 8 Mar. 2018 Salim, a reedy 40-year-old with a wispy goatee, once had a fishing boat and earned enough money catching prawns to build a house of brick and concrete for his family of four in western Myanmar’s Maungdaw district. Shashank Bengali, latimes.com, "Worldwide, 1 in 110 people is displaced from home. Here's what life is like for some of them," 19 June 2018 Fallon, meanwhile, rocked a long wig, hat, and sunglasses of his own, but upped the ante with a fake goatee. Dave Quinn, PEOPLE.com, "Christina Aguilera and Jimmy Fallon Go Subway Busking in Disguise, Fooling No One," 15 June 2018 Privacy - Terms He is described as being 5 feet 7 inches, weighing 142 pounds with short brown/gray hair, hazel eyes and a goatee. Benjy Egel, sacbee, "At-risk man missing after walking away from Carmichael nursing home," 23 Mar. 2018 The victim described her assailant as a black male about 30 years old with short hair and a goatee. Diana Dombrowski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Authorities seek suspect in sexual assault at McCarty Park in West Allis," 6 July 2018 Eleazar Cruz-Colin, 36, is trim and athletic, with glasses and a goatee. Michael Kiefer, azcentral, "Serial rapist to be sentenced after authorities solve name mystery," 2 July 2018 Trending Lions news: While pictures of a beard-less Patricia wearing a Patriots-logo’d polo are floating around the internet, Patricia did sport a goatee in the first photo of him as a Patriots assistant that appears in the 2005 media guide. Dave Birkett, Detroit Free Press, "The story behind Matt Patricia's beard: 'The people of America are used to it'," 16 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of goatee

1841, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for goatee

from its resemblance to the beard of a he-goat

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English Language Learners Definition of goatee

: a small pointed beard on a man's chin


goa·​tee | \gō-ˈtē \

Kids Definition of goatee

: a small beard trimmed to a point

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