Definition of goatee
: a small pointed or tufted beard on a man's chin
goateedplay \gō-ˈtēd\ adjective
Recent Examples of goatee from the Web
Social Media Platforms Editor Joe Tamborello had a goatee for most of college and terrible '90s hair in high school.
He is described as white, 6 feet tall, 160 pounds, with a mustache and goatee.
Now, his hair is a little thinner and his goatee has almost fully greyed.
Borland wore outlandish body paint and outfits onstage, and Durst became a tragic fashion icon of sorts, with his backwards baseball cap, natty goatee, and baggy JNCO shorts.
Darryl’s long salt-and-pepper goatee curls under his chin.
The robber was described as a black male in his 20s-30s with short hair and a goatee.
He's described as having black hair, brown eyes, and a goatee, 5'7″ and about 220 lbs.
The intruder is described as Asian or Hispanic, approximately 20 years old, 5 feet, 11 inches tall with a thin build, shoulder-length black hair and a goatee.
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Origin and Etymology of goatee
from its resemblance to the beard of a he-goat
First Known Use: 1844See Words from the same year
GOATEE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of goatee for English Language Learners
: a small pointed beard on a man's chin
GOATEE Defined for Kids
Definition of goatee for Students
: a small beard trimmed to a point
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