Definition of mustache
1 : the hair growing on the human upper lip; especially : such hair grown and often trimmed in a particular style his long mustache combed and waxed — Henry Petroski
2 : hair or bristles about the mouth of a mammal
mustachedor less commonly
moustachedplay \ˈməs-ˌtasht, (ˌ)mə-ˈstasht\ adjective
Examples of mustache in a Sentence
He used a small pair of scissors to trim his mustache.
He decided to grow a mustache.
The actor was wearing a false mustache.
Recent Examples of mustache from the Web
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Inside the vehicle, officers found a straw hat and a fake mustache like items worn by the bank robber, according to court documents.
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The would-be kidnapper was described as 30 to 40 years old, 5 feet 8 inches tall and about 200 pounds, with a full bard and mustache.
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Origin and Etymology of mustache
Middle French moustache, from Old Italian mustaccio, from Middle Greek moustaki, diminutive of Greek mystak-, mystax upper lip, mustache
First Known Use: 1585See Words from the same year
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Definition of mustache for English Language Learners
: hair growing on a man's upper lip
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Definition of mustache for Students
: the hair growing on the human upper lip
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