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[muh-stah-shoh, -shee-oh, -stash-oh, -stash-ee-oh] /məˈstɑ ʃoʊ, -ʃiˌoʊ, -ˈstæʃ oʊ, -ˈstæʃ iˌoʊ/
noun, plural mustachios.
a mustache.
Origin of mustachio
1545-55; < Spanish mostacho and its source, Italian mostaccio, variant of mostacchio < Medieval Greek moustáki, Doric Greek mýstax, stem mystak- upper lip, mustache
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mustachioed, adjective Unabridged
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noun (pl) -chios
(often pl when considered as two halves) (often jocular) a moustache, esp when bushy or elaborately shaped
Word Origin
C16: from Spanish mostacho and Italian mostaccio
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