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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Other Words from goatee

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

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Here's a non-exhaustive list: Rebecca is sick (and possibly dying), Kevin has a son, Nicky is back in the picture, Kate's nowhere to be found, and Toby has a goatee that desperately needs shaving. Glamour, "This Is Us Season 4: Everything We Know So Far," 3 Apr. 2019 Gruff but ultimately affable, with gray curls and an unkempt goatee, Erwin has the build and demeanor of a retired football player. Daniel Otis, Sunset, "Awe-Inspiring Canadian Rockies Camping Adventure," 22 Jan. 2018 Jimmy Fallon and Lin-Manuel Miranda celebrated their facial hair with a silly ditty about goatees, released on social media, Friday. Lindsay Kimble, PEOPLE.com, "Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jimmy Fallon Celebrate Their 'Goatee Summer' with Tune — and Choreography!," 1 June 2018 One immediate effect could take shape at Major League Baseball’s All-Star game in the form of a goatee for Dodgers manager Dave Roberts. Andy Mccullough, latimes.com, "Dave Roberts could be sporting a goatee at the All-Star game now that LeBron James will be a Laker," 3 July 2018 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

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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 How to pronounce goatee (audio) \

Kids Definition of goatee

: a small beard trimmed to a point

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