handlebar mustache


Definition of handlebar mustache

: a heavy mustache with long sections that curve upward at each end

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On his splashy Instagram page, image after image depicts Bendriouich, handlebar mustache and all, fully made up as the protagonist of his own fanciful Moroccan-set period piece. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, "Designer and Glamour Boy Amine Bendriouich Puts a Unisex Spin on Dressing à la Marocaine," 5 Sep. 2018 The guy with the handlebar mustache has a thick, wavy patch of gray hair … until now. Gregg Doyel, Indianapolis Star, "Doyel: Mayor Hogsett, Little League players, even grandmothers go bald to honor Jack Klein," 2 June 2018 Tryouts are on Tuesday, the seasoned baseball man with the handlebar mustache told Kapler, before resuming work on the mound. Matt Breen, Philly.com, "Gabe Kapler's journey: From Earth, Wind & Flour to the big leagues," 25 May 2018 Their interest in the Arctic recalls the Great Game of the 19th century, when British and Russian men with glorious handlebar mustaches competed for influence in Central Asia, or the cold war of the 20th. Mark Sappenfield, The Christian Science Monitor, "Can the Arctic teach the world to cooperate?," 20 May 2018 Garcia, 28, with a handlebar mustache whose precise curls somehow survived the exertions to come, boarded the American Airlines flight around 9 p.m., bound for his hometown of Chicago. Avi Selk, Washington Post, "‘Tase me, and you’ll see what happens,’ an American Airlines passenger said. Police did — 10 times.," 23 Apr. 2018 An adult male outfitted in a tight blue spandex flight-suit and aviator goggles, Sportacus speaks with a faux-French accent and wears a handlebar mustache waxed to sharp points. Aaron Gilbreath, Longreads, "Five Early Lessons in Parenting," 5 May 2018 In a sport that tends to squelch individuality, Mengden is utterly unafraid to stand out, from his handlebar mustache to his herky-jerky double-pump delivery. Susan Slusser, San Francisco Chronicle, "From baseball to ballet, Mengden family is used to big stage," 26 Apr. 2018 The detective, with his white handlebar mustache and sporting a blue Jayhawks jacket, met with The Star recently at a coffee shop near his Overland Park home. Max Londberg, kansascity, "Beyond ‘Satanic Panic’: Agent has theory on 30-year mystery of missing Kansas teen | The Kansas City Star," 8 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of handlebar mustache

1896, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of handlebar mustache

: a thick, long mustache that curves upward at the ends

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