American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Long sideburns worn with a clean-shaven chin.
- n. rare long, bushy sideburns
- An eponym given rise to by Lord Dundreary's hairstyle in Our American Cousin (Wiktionary)
- After Lord Dundreary, a character in the play Our American Cousin by Tom Taylor. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“But a dreadful change comes to _Uncle Bill_ -- he buys his clothes ready-made (at _La boutique fantasque_, for a guess, or possibly Mr. MALLABY-DEELEY'S), grows dundrearies and goes hopelessly off his game at golf.”
“I must acquaint you, said Mr Crotthers, clapping on the table so as to evoke a resonant comment of emphasis, old Glory Allelujurum was round again today, an elderly man with dundrearies, preferring through his nose a request to have word of Wilhelmina, my life, as he calls her.”
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