burnsides

[ burn-sahydz ]
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plural noun
  1. full whiskers and a mustache worn with the chin clean-shaven.

Origin of burnsides

1
An Americanism dating back to 1870–75; named after General A.E. Burnside

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burnsides

/ (ˈbɜːnˌsaɪdz) /


pl n
  1. US thick side whiskers worn with a moustache and clean-shaven chin

Origin of burnsides

1
C19: named after General A. E. Burnside (1824–81), Union general in the US Civil War

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