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 goatee (audio) \ adjective

Examples of goatee in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Donaldson, now 22, has a baby face and a patchy goatee. Mark Bergen, Bloomberg.com, "The North Carolina Kid Who Cracked YouTube’s Secret Code," 22 Dec. 2020 The sportsman, with a sturdy build, shaved head and goatee, has long been a commanding presence in the delta. Kurtis Alexander, San Francisco Chronicle, "Delta dilemma: fishing or fresh water?," 10 Dec. 2020 The vehicle was possibly driven by a large, white male with a gray goatee. Howard Koplowitz | Hkoplowitz@al.com, al, "Authorities seek homicide suspect after Wednesday night shooting on Highway 75 in Blount County," 2 Dec. 2020 Is this chipper prodigy — with the patchy goatee, a devotion to family game nights and an aversion to controversy — ready for today’s NBA? Washington Post, "Deni Avdija is ‘the greatest talent in Israeli basketball history.’ But is he ready for the NBA?," 30 Nov. 2020 After the initial call on Wednesday, Whited, a bald man with a grizzled white goatee, met with Mukkadam and directed police to the crime scene, telling them which roads to turn down. William Thornton | Wthornton@al.com, al, "Dying man confessed to 1995 Alabama murder to be ready to ‘meet his maker’," 20 Nov. 2020 For an appearance at the 2020 Brit Awards this past February, Styles coupled a burgeoning goatee with a piece-y look, hair pulled upward in segments for a jaunty feel—made all the more striking when finished with a simple string of pearls. Calin Van Paris, Vogue, "A Look Back at Harry Styles’s Iconic Hair Evolution," 13 Nov. 2020 Rob O’Neill is pink: rosy complexion, baby face, apricot hair, ginger toilet-brush goatee that comes and goes. Gene Weingarten, Washington Post, "In Search of Healing," 26 Oct. 2020 Wearing a man bun, a fake goatee and a Hawaiian shirt, Kim’s role is to blend in among Smoothie King employees, to get a ground-level view at how the company operates. Sarah Blaskovich, Dallas News, "D-FW company Smoothie King will be featured on ‘Undercover Boss’ Oct. 23," 23 Oct. 2020

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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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11 Jan 2021

Cite this Entry

“Goatee.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/goatee. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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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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