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side whiskers

plural noun
whiskers worn long and with the chin clean-shaven.
Origin of side whiskers
First recorded in 1805-15
Related forms
side-whiskered, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Captain Nat turned his gaze upon the side whiskers and the waistcoat.

    Keziah Coffin Joseph C. Lincoln
  • He was—tall, and—yes, with a dark complexion and—and side whiskers.

    Chester Rand Horatio Alger, Jr
  • He even forgot to stroke his "stun'sls," as Jess called his side whiskers.

    Rockhaven Charles Munn
  • His mustache was taught to mingle with his side whiskers, in the Russian fashion.

    The Enemies of Women Vicente Blasco Ibez
  • One of the men was elderly, with white hair and side whiskers.

    The Claim Jumpers Stewart Edward White
  • Is he tall and slender, with side whiskers, and does he wear eyeglasses?

    Driven From Home Horatio Alger
  • A broad-shouldered man with side whiskers, who was writing at a desk, looked up as they entered.

    The Grell Mystery Frank Froest
  • In his private sanctum Capperton with skillful fingers fixed a moustache and side whiskers to his lean and mobile face.

  • He had a hard, handsome face, with cleanly cut features, and side whiskers which were perhaps too long and flowing.

    Love in a Cloud

    Arlo Bates
  • The mouth was in contrast to the upper lip, but its expansion was lost in the sandy stubble of the side whiskers.

    The Flying Bo'sun

    Arthur Mason
British Dictionary definitions for side whiskers

side whiskers

plural noun
another name for sideburns
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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