American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Growths of hair down the sides of a man's face in front of the ears, especially when worn with the rest of the beard shaved off.
- n. Facial hair reaching from the top of the head down the side of the face to the side of the chin.
- After Ambrose Burnside (1824–1881). (Wiktionary)
- Alteration of burnsides. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The Union army general's famous facial hairstyle led to the term sideburns and I hear Huston is trying to grow his own for the part.”
“One of them, Ambrose Burnside, even gave rise to the term sideburns because of his elaborate whiskers.”
“Burnside, who loved facial hair and from whom the word sideburns originated, was here briefly in 1865 when more than 30,000 Yankee soldiers poured into town at the end of the Civil War.”
“The lack of gray hair in jack’s sideburns is a dead giveaway that it’s an alternate timeline.”
“Although the sideburns are a little longer than his”
“The truth is he has thick body hair that he had knitted to look like a turtleneck, that, and the sideburns are a side-effect of too much EPO and HGH.”
“Particularly the "sideburns" are clearly styled down from the principle mass of the coiffure.”
“here in austraila we call those "sideburns" the young lady was wearing "koala bears ears" or spiders legs”
“In my dream, the Hispanic man with the fat face and bleeding body and long sideburns and hair imagined by a negro clown drove the shiny blue car to the beach and ordered the two of us to get out.”
“The current state of drug research studies traces back to a 1975 phone call between an executive at what was then the world's largest drug company and a 30-year-old Brit with longish hair and bushy sideburns named Dennis Gillings.”
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With bows of great respect to Connie Willis, author of "Bellwether" and other wonderful books.
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
Words that have been smashed together.
You know who you are, freakish compounds. Though very useful, some of these words just don't seem right together--or, their meanings are so far from what the two (or more) component words suggest t...
My S Words
single words, many meanings
one look, then judgement
words that derive from personal names, though you might not have guessed it
Looking for tweets for sideburns.