- a man's beard trimmed to a tuft or point on the chin.
Origin of goatee
Examples from the Web for goatee
He had on tan pants and a white T-shirt, had a goatee, and his overgrown hair was held back to one side with a barrette.The Stacks: The Day ‘The Big Lebowski’ Came to Life
July 26, 2014
Todd, who wears a goatee, is also deeply knowledgeable about politics and Washington folkways.David Gregory: Dead Head Talking?
July 24, 2014
A thin man with a wisp of a goatee beard, he struggles with a stutter to explain what happened to him that day.Photographs Expose Russian-Trained Killers in Kiev
March 30, 2014
But someone else—a smiling man with a goatee—had already stepped in.Daddy, How Come You’re Always Broke? Benjamin Anastas’s ‘Too Good to Be True’
October 15, 2012
He was unshaven, with a goatee and long, scraggly hair, and looked miserable and not a little creepy.Fred Willard: Arrested in a Post Pee-wee Herman Universe
July 19, 2012
After a moment's silence, Hunt asked her how she liked his goatee.Potts's Painless Cure
Ellison looked up, leaned back in his chair, and tugged at his goatee.Oh, You Tex!
William Macleod Raine
He was a man about sixty, thin and with a goatee and long, white mustache.Original Short Stories, Volume 10 (of 13)
Guy de Maupassant
There was Colonel Carvel seated on the bed, his goatee in his hand.The Crisis, Complete
His long drooping mustache was a sandy color like his goatee.Blue Ridge Country
- a pointed tuftlike beard on the chin
Word Origin and History for goatee
1844 (as goaty), from goaty (adj.). So called from its resemblance to a male goat's chin hairs.