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

Definition of goatee

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

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

Examples of goatee in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Rollie Fingers’ curled mustache, Dennis Eckersley’s long shag and ‘stache, Mark McGwire’s goatee, Dave Stewart’s steely, competitive stare. Shayna Rubin, The Mercury News, "‘I think they have something special to prove to the rest of the world’: Athletics Hall of Famers evaluate the 2019 Athletics," 21 Sep. 2019 The second suspect is described as a male, 20-30 years old, with blonde hair and a light-colored goatee. Nicole Soto, azcentral, "Glendale Police seek public's help after a 14-year-old boy was fatally stabbed in front of his home," 10 Nov. 2019 Or Tom Hiddleston’s goatee-sporting, speech-spouting monarch? Maureen Lee Lenker, EW.com, "Timothée Chalamet or Tom Hiddleston? Here’s which Henry V is the true king of our hearts (opinion)," 4 Nov. 2019 With his goatee and tinted glasses, Sandler's Ratner is a far cry from the hapless goofballs that he's portrayed in comedies such as The Water Boy and Billy Madison. Paula Bernstein, Fortune, "Will Adam Sandler Finally Get an Oscar Nomination?," 3 Oct. 2019 Images showed him wearing a baseball hat, mustache and goatee. Washington Post, "The Latest: Police say man seen at 3 arson-hit Hawaii hotels," 7 Aug. 2019 A few minutes before his start at Globe Life Park, Fiers revealed his new spiraling facial hair, a beard/goatee that coiled around the side of his face. Shayna Rubin, The Mercury News, "Despite Mike Fiers’ scare on the mound, Athletics power out a win over Rangers," 14 Sep. 2019 Daniil Medvedev is tall and gaunt, with a patchy mustache under his long, sharp nose and a scrappy goatee on his chin. Louisa Thomas, The New Yorker, "How Daniil Medvedev Became the Antihero of the U.S. Open," 6 Sep. 2019 Gorka, who is sometimes jokingly compared to a Bond villain, is over six feet tall, with splenetic brows and a vast goatee. Mattathias Schwartz, New York Times, "When Trump’s Sidekicks Treat Politics Like an Action Movie," 24 July 2019

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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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The first known use of goatee was in 1841

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15 Dec 2019

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“Goatee.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/goatee. Accessed 15 December 2019.

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English Language Learners Definition of goatee

: a small pointed beard on a man's chin


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

Kids Definition of goatee

: a small beard trimmed to a point

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