[bih-hwis-kerd, -wis-]


having whiskers; bearded.
ancient, as a witticism, expression, etc.; passé; hoary: a bewhiskered catchword of a bygone era.

Origin of bewhiskered

First recorded in 1755–65; be- + whiskered Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for bewhiskered

Historical Examples of bewhiskered

  • The bewhiskered pirate slapped his thighs and roared with glee.

    Blackbeard: Buccaneer

    Ralph D. Paine

  • A bewhiskered visage of the freak variety glared down at him.

    The Message

    Louis Tracy

  • The door opened and Julius Spantz, bewhiskered and awkward, entered.

    Truxton King

    George Barr McCutcheon

  • He was a big, bewhiskered man, with a jolly laugh and amiable manner.

  • Out of the faded folds a small head, blanched and bewhiskered, reared itself weakly.

British Dictionary definitions for bewhiskered



having whiskers on the cheeks
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