- the hair growing on the upper lip
- such hair on men, allowed to grow without shaving, and often trimmed in any of various shapes.
- hairs or bristles growing near the mouth of an animal.
- a stripe of color, or elongated feathers, suggestive of a mustache on the side of the head of a bird.
- something resembling a mustache, as food or drink adhering to the upper lip: a mustache of milk.
Origin of mustache
Examples from the Web for moustache
He took a tremendous drink from his cup, the froth sticking to his moustache.The Fourth War: My Lunch with a Jihadi
January 21, 2014
William Howard Taft; 2, Thomas Dewey (1944 and 48, moustache) and Charles Evans Hughes (1916, beard).
Some friends and I were discussing whether we'll ever again have a president with a moustache or beard .
From him until this person who left in 1913, every president except two had either a beard or a moustache.
But when Pam makes a joke about his moustache, nobody can seem to remember whether Stanley actually has a moustache.9 Funniest Moments From Season 1-8 of ‘The Office’ (VIDEO)
September 20, 2012
"Till the Bourbons return," said another Carlist, playing with his moustache.Night and Morning, Complete
Duncan removed one hand from the pocket the better to tug at his moustache.The Fortune Hunter
Louis Joseph Vance
Duquesnel did not utter a word, but he pulled his moustache to hide a smile.My Double Life
Nobody ever saw much more of the Major than his nose and his moustache.Henry Dunbar
M. E. Braddon
Sydney Barnes smiled, and left off nervously tugging at his moustache.The Avenger
E. Phillips Oppenheim
- the unshaved growth of hair on the upper lip, and sometimes down the sides of the mouth
- a similar growth of hair or bristles (in animals) or feathers (in birds)
- a mark like a moustache
- the US spelling of moustache
Word Origin and History for moustache
see mustache. Related: moustachial.
1580s, from French moustache (15c.), from Italian mostaccio, from Medieval Greek moustakion, diminutive of Doric mystax (genitive mystakos) "upper lip, mustache," related to mastax "jaws, mouth," literally "that with which one chews," from PIE root *mendh- "to chew" (see mandible).
Borrowed earlier (1550s) as mostacchi, from the Italian word or its Spanish derivative mostacho. The plural form of this, mustachios, lingers in English. Dutch slang has a useful noun, de befborstel, to refer to the mustache specifically as a tool for stimulating the clitoris; probably from beffen "to stimulate the clitoris with the tongue."