handlebar mustache


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Why did Rollie Fingers have a handlebar mustache? Fingers’ mustache had become his trademark since his early days with the A’s. Kyle Brown, The Enquirer, 21 Feb. 2023 Neiman was known for his unmistakable handlebar mustache and a legacy of brightly colored impressionist paintings that often centered on epic scenes from music and sporting events such as the Olympics, championship boxing and the Kentucky Derby. Neal Leitereg, Forbes, 11 Mar. 2021 The auctioneer is known for his prominent handlebar mustache and keen sense of style. Rachel Felder, New York Times, 24 Dec. 2022 Lueker entered a nearby visitor center and introduced himself to a park ranger with a handlebar mustache. Jack Truesdale, The New Yorker, 26 Dec. 2022 The late Wiley, with his long handlebar mustache and slicked back white hair, didn’t know if Utah State would win. Kevin Reynolds, The Salt Lake Tribune, 12 May 2022 Alex Verdoorn has a handlebar mustache and an exquisite sense of fashion. Dana Hunsinger Benbow, The Indianapolis Star, 31 Mar. 2022 Lane also injects his character with a number of McAllister’s signature traits: McAllister did indeed have a Southern accent and an impressive handlebar mustache. Elise Taylor, Vogue, 14 Mar. 2022 Tears run down his cheeks into his handlebar mustache and beard. Danielle Bacher, Billboard, 10 Mar. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1896, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of handlebar mustache was in 1896

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“Handlebar mustache.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/handlebar%20mustache. Accessed 8 Jun. 2023.

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