variants or less commonly moustache
: 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
: hair or bristles about the mouth of a mammal
mustached adjective
or less commonly moustached
ˈmə-ˌstasht How to pronounce mustache (audio)

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 on the Web That includes people like Riverside County Sheriff Chad Bianco, whose bushy mustache is a sight to behold. Anita Chabria, Los Angeles Times, 6 June 2024 No wonder Sudeikis, wearing a Bulls’ Scottie Pippen jersey and having to hold on a fake mustache much of the time, started beating on his chest a la the Farley version of the character. Vahe Gregorian, Kansas City Star, 2 June 2024 In a video posted of the skit on X (formerly Twitter), Sudeikis, wearing a fake mustache, sunglasses and a cap, was joined by actors Robert Smigel and George Wendt, also in character, as well as Kelce as the group sat at a table. Escher Walcott, Peoplemag, 2 June 2024 Most will tell you the Shure SM57 (see: the SM58 in disguise, but a weak disguise like a fake mustache and glasses) is better for recording instruments, whereas the SM58 is primarily a vocal mic. Spin Contributor, SPIN, 30 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for mustache 

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Word History


Middle French moustache, from Old Italian mustaccio, from Middle Greek moustaki, diminutive of Greek mystak-, mystax upper lip, mustache

First Known Use

1585, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of mustache was in 1585

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Cite this Entry

“Mustache.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition


variants also moustache
: the hair growing on the human upper lip
: hair or bristles about the mouth of a mammal (as a walrus)

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