plural noun
mut·​ton·​chops | \ ˈmə-tᵊn-ˌchäps How to pronounce muttonchops (audio) \

Definition of muttonchops

: side-whiskers that are narrow at the temple and broad and round by the lower jaws

called also muttonchop whiskers

Examples of muttonchops in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web However, another Union general, Ambrose Burnside, had a set of muttonchops that other generals might have envied. Mary Ann Ashcraft,, 10 July 2021 Berkman proved to be a shortish fellow with disconcertingly bushy muttonchops and a joshing, amiable demeanor. Lawrence Weschler, The Atlantic, 7 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of muttonchops

1865, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of muttonchops was in 1865

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English Language Learners Definition of muttonchops

: hair that covers the sides of a man's face but not his chin


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