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 Willis had red hair, a red mustache and goatee, and a reddish, freckled complexion. cincinnati.com, "Accused podcast, Season 3, Chapter 6: Last day laid bare," 14 Jan. 2020 The suspect is a male in his late 30s, about 5-foot-8, with a thin build and a goatee. Cliff Pinckard, cleveland, "Man robs Huntington Bank branch inside Parma Giant Eagle," 3 Mar. 2020 Police describes the suspect as a being between 20 and 30 years of age, about 6 feet tall, with a mustache and a long black goatee. Nicole Hensley, Houston Chronicle, "Man sought in sexual assault of 4-year-old girl playing outside Chinatown home," 20 Feb. 2020 Police departments in Michigan and Texas have relaxed their officers’ notoriously strict grooming standards to permit beards and goatees. Adrian Bonenberger, The New Republic, "The Sum of All Beards," 4 June 2019 The third person on the stage, a gruff-looking bald man with a goatee, turned the Dell around, à la Vanna White, revealing the laptop was now running Microsoft Paint. Andy Greenberg, Wired, "Inside the World's Highest-Stakes Industrial Hacking Contest," 23 Jan. 2020 His chef, a young man with a goatee, said Karl was a good swimmer and a hardcore runner. David Means, Harper's magazine, "The Red Dot," 25 Nov. 2019 Evans, slender and with a slight goatee, pushed on a panel in the wall. Geoff Manaugh, The New Yorker, "Witch Houses of the Hudson Valley," 31 Oct. 2019 Soon we were all corralled by Ernesto’s biking partner and best friend, Camilo Sánchez, a wiry figure with a silver goatee whose father had been killed in Bolivia with Che. Lisette Poole, Smithsonian, "Roaring Through Cuba With Che Guevara’s Son," 24 Oct. 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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23 Mar 2020

Cite this Entry

“Goatee.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/goatee. Accessed 5 Apr. 2020.

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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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