Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A mustache, especially a luxuriant one.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as mustache.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A mustache.

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  • noun A mustache, especially a large or lush one.

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

  • noun a large bushy moustache (with hair growing sometimes down the sides of the mouth)

Etymologies

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

[Ultimately from Italian dialectal mustaccio, mustache; see mustache.]

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Italian dialect mustaccio

Examples

  • Maybe his thin mustachio grows in a little too ginger for your taste.

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  • He was a distinguished-looking man with a long, waxed mustachio.

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  • Maybe his thin mustachio grows in a little too ginger for your taste.

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  • Does the plural form of mustachio refer to each group of whiskers on each side of the upper lip?

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  • It would work better if I could twirl a mustachio at the same time, but people will catch my drift…

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  • The Arabs say “ruddy of mustachio, blue of eye and black of heart.”

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  • He had little hair on the cheeks but a long mustachio with reddish ends.

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  • Once there, compliment him on his exquisite mustachio.

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  • He took a little slim white hand and laid it down on his brown palm, where it looked all the whiter: he cleared the grizzled mustachio from his mouth, and stooping down he kissed the little white hand with a great deal of grace and dignity.

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  • Colonel arriving, Ethel ran up to him and thanked him for the beautiful watch, in return for which she gave him a kiss, which, I dare say, amply repaid Colonel Newcome; and shortly after him Mr. Clive arrived, looking uncommonly handsome, with that smart little beard and mustachio with which nature had recently gifted him.

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