goatee

[ goh-tee ]
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noun
  1. a man's beard trimmed to a tuft or point on the chin.

Origin of goatee

1
1835–45, Americanism;goat (from its resemblance to a goat's tufted chin) + -ee, probably as spelling variant of -y2, -ie, though stressed as if formed with -ee

Other words from goatee

  • goat·eed, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for goatee

goatee

/ (ɡəʊˈtiː) /


noun
  1. a pointed tuftlike beard on the chin

Origin of goatee

1
C19: from goat + -ee (see -y ²)

Derived forms of goatee

  • goateed, adjective

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