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  • proper n. A series of books by British author Sax Rohmer about a villain that sports a Fu Manchu moustache, and other media based on them, such as comic books and movies.
  • proper n. The villain who is the title character of that series.
  • n. A Fu Manchu moustache.


The first book with the character was The Mystery of Dr. Fu-Manchu, from 1913. (Wiktionary)


  • Rookie of the Year, Most Valuable Player, a fierce competitor, with a mustache -- a kind of Fu Manchu mustache -- looked like he was ready to tear out a wall.

    CNN Transcript Oct 12, 2006

  • Zorro, Conan the Barbarian, Fu Manchu, Tarzan, Hopalong Cassidy and the Cisco Kid are only a few of the heroes that Hollywood made its own.

    The Case of the Missing Adventure Story

  • “I thought that was you sneezing again,” the other one said, taking his rifle off his shoulder and exhaling nervously though his Fu Manchu mustache.

    Bubble in the Bathtub

  • Bloodbath growled, staring at Handlebar and Fu Manchu.

    Bubble in the Bathtub

  • “Fresh-baked bread,” Handlebar repeated, looking at Fu Manchu.

    Bubble in the Bathtub

  • “Um, well, yeah,” Fu Manchu said, pulling Raspa onto her feet—well, onto her roller skate—and wheeling her out of the tent.

    Bubble in the Bathtub

  • Handlebar and Fu Manchu entered the tent and stood behind Grouchy.

    Bubble in the Bathtub

  • He pulled out a knife and scratched a face with two eyes, a mouth, and a Fu Manchu mustache.

    Bubble in the Bathtub

  • Harry is a rugged, solid-looking guy, with about the coolest Fu Manchu mustache I have ever seen.

    Angry Young Man

  • The Daily News interviewed workers at Bachelors III, the bar part-owned by Joe Namath, to report that "Joe hasn't been around so much for the past week," while the New York Times noted earlier that month when Mr. Namath accepted $10,000 to shave off his "controversial" Fu Manchu mustache.

    An AFL Grudge Match Revisited


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