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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. 2017.
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  • He was a thin, dark complexioned man, with side whiskers coming half way down his cheeks.

    Cast Upon the Breakers Horatio Alger
  • He even forgot to stroke his "stun'sls," as Jess called his side whiskers.

    Rockhaven Charles Munn
  • He was—tall, and—yes, with a dark complexion and—and side whiskers.

    Chester Rand Horatio Alger, Jr
  • His mustache was taught to mingle with his side whiskers, in the Russian fashion.

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

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

    Driven From Home Horatio Alger
  • Captain Nat turned his gaze upon the side whiskers and the waistcoat.

    Keziah Coffin Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Ahab Wright, in side whiskers, white necktie, flannel shirt and carefully considered trousers tucked in shiny boots.

    In the Heart of a Fool William Allen White
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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