goatee

[ goh-tee ]
/ goʊˈti /

noun

a man's beard trimmed to a tuft or point on the chin.

Origin of goatee

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

Related forms

goat·eed, adjective
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goatee

/ (ɡəʊˈtiː) /

noun

a pointed tuftlike beard on the chin

Derived Forms

goateed, adjective

Word Origin for goatee

C19: from goat + -ee (see -y ²)
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