American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Variant of mustache.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See mustache.
- n. A growth of facial hair between the nose and the upper lip.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Mustache.
- n. an unshaved growth of hair on the upper lip
- Used in English since the 16th century. Via French, from Italian mostaccio, ultimately from Doric Ancient Greek μύσταξ ("upper lip"). (Wiktionary)
“Ensor, who said he was a former Navy frogman and SEAL, had a thin moustache and wore a tattered green beret at a jaunty angle.”
“I'm talking the original, manly, 70's Brawny man, with the bitchin 'moustache, not this lame Bruce Campbell wannabe that beat me up in middle school for playing magic cards.”
“In other photographs, the moustache is bigger – even more magnificent, like when he was there in 1974.”
“His huge moustache is waxed to slippery perfection.”
“You probably all know that his moustache is truly what defines him.”
“Godamit: My white moustache is worth more than your brown moustache!”
“The moustache is reason enough, let alone him being a unifier who amazes me by his ability to put forward ideas I don't agree with and still make me think that they sound utterly reasonable and well thought-out.”
“(And apparently the female moustache is quite common in the American Mid-West. * duck*)”
“We evolved from apes and are still apes, less hairy maybe (unless you originated from the mediteranean where your beard grows up to your eyes and your eyebrows up to your hairline and even the women sport a thin moustache) and more ingenious, but apes nonetheless.”
“He does credit himself with a good sniffer though and claims that his thick moustache is both a blessing – pleasant smells linger longer – and a curse – the bad ones do too.”
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All these terms have a (different) American English equivalent. Wonder if you can identify them?
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Okay guys let me get a visual of you all. Let me know what you carry on your cheeks... anything goes. Slang, Metaphors, you name that thing.
Lets put Axioms about beards in there to.
words that describe facial hair,
some cute ones here
My big word list.
Words that I've come across in my readings that I am particularly fond of.
Looking for tweets for moustache.