goa·​tee | \ gō-ˈtē How to pronounce goatee (audio) \

Definition of goatee

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

Other Words from goatee

goateed \ gō-​ˈtēd How to pronounce goatee (audio) \ adjective

Examples of goatee in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Giving Ash Ketchum, the lead character in the anime, a goatee, or filling the games themselves with surprise grittiness, is a silly way to capture the fleeting attention spans of an older crowd. Daniel Dockery, Wired, 19 Nov. 2021 The 67-year-old soul singer swings out from behind his screen door with a toothy smile tucked behind a curly, white goatee. Matthew Leimkuehler, USA Today, 30 Sep. 2021 There wasn’t a beard, a goatee, or a mustache in sight during the 1770s through the early 1800s. Mary Ann Ashcraft, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, 10 July 2021 Nason is pale and of medium build, with a crew cut, a goatee, and blue eyes. Peter Andrey Smith, Outside Online, 19 Feb. 2019 On our first pandemic date night at a trendy Asian restaurant, I was utterly stressed about our server, who had missed the basic mask-wearing lesson and was preventing just his goatee from transmitting particles. Washington Post, 17 Dec. 2021 Those sitting near the field, however, can make out a black goatee and pencil mustache. Los Angeles Times, 27 Sep. 2021 His cowboy boots, rakish goatee and rimless glasses stand out in the staid corridors of Official Richmond. Washington Post, 10 Mar. 2022 There are a number of different styles for every face shape, from the pencil to the goatee to the Hulk Hogan-esque horseshoe. Philip Ellis, Men's Health, 3 Feb. 2022 See More

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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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Last Updated

29 Apr 2022

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“Goatee.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/goatee. Accessed 16 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for goatee


goa·​tee | \ gō-ˈtē How to pronounce goatee (audio) \

Kids Definition of goatee

: a small beard trimmed to a point

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