Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Variant of mustache.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A growth of facial hair between the nose and the upper lip.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Mustache.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See mustache.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an unshaved growth of hair on the upper lip

Etymologies

Used in English since the 16th century. Via French, from Italian mostaccio, ultimately from Doric Ancient Greek μύσταξ ("upper lip"). (Wiktionary)

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  • Remarkable comparing the number of listings of this spelling vs. the more common in usage mustache. I agree that it is so much cooler with the extra letter. But I can't really say why.

    May 26, 2009

  • I much prefer "moustache" with the stress on the second syllable.

    December 29, 2006