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burnsides

[ burn-sahydz ]
/ ˈbɜrnˌsaɪdz /
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plural noun
full whiskers and a mustache worn with the chin clean-shaven.
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Origin of burnsides

An Americanism dating back to 1870–75; named after General A.E. Burnside
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British Dictionary definitions for burnsides

burnsides
/ (ˈbɜːnˌsaɪdz) /

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

Word Origin for burnsides

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