mustachio

noun

mus·​ta·​chio (ˌ)mə-ˈsta-shē-ˌō How to pronounce mustachio (audio) -ˈstä- How to pronounce mustachio (audio)
-shō
variants or less commonly moustachio
plural mustachios
: mustache
especially : a large mustache
mustachioed adjective
or less commonly moustachioed
(ˌ)mə-ˈsta-shē-ˌōd How to pronounce mustachio (audio)
-ˈstä-,
-shōd

Word History

Etymology

Spanish & Italian; Spanish mostacho, from Italian mustaccio, from Old Italian

First Known Use

1603, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of mustachio was in 1603

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Cite this Entry

“Mustachio.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mustachio. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

mustachio

noun
mus·​ta·​chio
variants also moustachio
(ˌ)məs-ˈtash-(ē-)ō,
-ˈtäsh-
plural mustachios
: mustache
especially : a large mustache
mustachioed adjective
also moustachioed
-(ē-)ōd

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