mustache

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noun mus·tache \ ˈməs-ˌtash , (ˌ)mə-ˈstash \
variants: or less commonly

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

mustached

or less commonly moustached play \ˈməs-ˌtasht, (ˌ)mə-ˈstasht\ adjective

Examples of mustache in a Sentence

  1. He used a small pair of scissors to trim his mustache.

  2. He decided to grow a mustache.

  3. The actor was wearing a false 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


MUSTACHE Defined for English Language Learners

mustache

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Definition of mustache for English Language Learners

  • : hair growing on a man's upper lip


MUSTACHE Defined for Kids

mustache

noun mus·tache
variants: also moustache \ˈmə-ˌstash, mə-ˈstash\

Definition of mustache for Students

:the hair growing on the human upper lip


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