sideburns

plural noun
side·​burns | \ˈsīd-ˌbərnz \

Definition of sideburns 

2 : continuations of the hairline in front of the ears

Other Words from sideburns

sideburned \ ˈsīd-​ˌbərnd \ adjective

First Known Use of sideburns

1876, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for sideburns

anagram of burnsides

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The first known use of sideburns was in 1876

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sideburns

noun

English Language Learners Definition of sideburns

: hair that grows on the side of a man's face in front of his ears

sideburns

noun plural
side·​burns | \ˈsīd-ˌbərnz \

Kids Definition of sideburns

: hair growing on the side of the face in front of the ears

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