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bewhiskered

[bih-hwis-kerd, -wis-] /bɪˈʰwɪs kərd, -ˈwɪs-/
adjective
1.
having whiskers; bearded.
2.
ancient, as a witticism, expression, etc.; passé; hoary:
a bewhiskered catchword of a bygone era.
Origin of bewhiskered
1755-1765
First recorded in 1755-65; be- + whiskered
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Examples from the Web for bewhiskered
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  • The bewhiskered pirate slapped his thighs and roared with glee.

    Blackbeard: Buccaneer Ralph D. Paine
  • A bewhiskered visage of the freak variety glared down at him.

    The Message Louis Tracy
  • The door opened and Julius Spantz, bewhiskered and awkward, entered.

    Truxton King George Barr McCutcheon
  • He was a big, bewhiskered man, with a jolly laugh and amiable manner.

  • Out of the faded folds a small head, blanched and bewhiskered, reared itself weakly.

    The Rich Little Poor Boy Eleanor Gates
  • It seemed ridiculous to call a strapping, curly-haired, bewhiskered, six-foot man “Tommy”!

    The Story of the Rock R.M. Ballantyne
  • The chief aviator wore a satisfied smile on his bewhiskered countenance.

  • Next he noticed a bewhiskered, youthful-looking man, sitting at a roll-top desk, who regarded him curiously.

    Martin Eden Jack London
  • One of the most persistent of these was a black-browed, bewhiskered fellow named Tom Whiddon.

    The Story of John Paul Jones

    Chelsea Curtis Fraser
  • He was a heavy-set, bewhiskered man with gleaming eyes and rather a grim look.

    Ruth Fielding Down East

    Alice B. Emerson
British Dictionary definitions for bewhiskered

bewhiskered

/bɪˈwɪskəd/
adjective
1.
having whiskers on the cheeks
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