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Fu Manchu mustache

[ fooman-choo ]

noun

  1. a mustache whose ends droop to the chin.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of Fu Manchu mustache1

First recorded in 1935–40; after the mustache worn by Fu Manchu, an Asian master criminal in films of the 1920s and '30s, based on novels by British author Sax Rohmer (1883–1959)

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Example Sentences

The “Asianmaker” slants the eyes, adds a rice paddy hat and a Fu Manchu mustache, and even yellows the skin.

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