- 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 mustache
They have no reference point other than seeing the Mad Men dudes, or reading one article on Milk and Honey, and like a mustache.The Ladies Disrupting the Bartender Boys’ Club
September 7, 2014
You know, like, throw on a sombrero and a poncho, maybe draw a mustache on my face?How Not to Be Awful This Cinco de Mayo
Kelly Williams Brown
May 4, 2014
A picture of him, an elderly man sporting a cap, Fu Manchu-style mustache, and sharp beard, hangs on the wall.‘The Search for General Tso’: The Origins of America’s Favorite Chinese Dish, General Tso’s Chicken
April 19, 2014
Hatch is a mere three years younger and, like Branstad, wears a mustache—and not the hip, ironic kind.Is Iowa’s Republican Goliath Governor the Next Chris Christie?
April 18, 2014
And keep her away from magic markers unless you're ready for a mustache.Goodbye Chris Traeger and Ann Perkins, P.S. I Love You
January 31, 2014
“Maybe it means having a mustache,” said Carl, with a slight flush.
That has something to do with it certainly, but Mrs. Flynn has a mustache, and she is not a man.
You had a mustache then and your name was diff'rent, but you seemed familiar just the same.The Depot Master
Joseph C. Lincoln
Swan pushed back from the table, wringing the coffee from his mustache.The Flockmaster of Poison Creek
George W. Ogden
His hair and mustache were coal black; they are a motley gray.The Fortunes Of Glencore
Charles James Lever
- the US spelling of moustache
Word Origin and History for mustache
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."