[muh-stah-shoh, -shee-oh, -stash-oh, -stash-ee-oh]
- 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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Examples from the Web for mustachio
Another his mustachio stout Curls at the ends in fashion suave.Enamels and Cameos and other Poems
Furlong thought he alluded to the mustachio, and replied with an assurance that he "liked it of all things."Handy Andy, Volume 2 (of 2)
His face, greatly sunburnt, was more than half hidden by whisker and mustachio.The Works of Edgar Allan Poe
Edgar Allan Poe
And the student rose, drew up his tall form, twisted his mustachio, and looked fiercely around.William Shakespeare as he lived.
The cheek-feathers are elongated, so as to form on each side a sort of mustachio.
- (often plural when considered as two halves) often jocular a moustache, esp when bushy or elaborately shaped
C16: from Spanish mostacho and Italian mostaccio
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