moustache

[ muhs-tash, muh-stash ]
/ ˈmʌs tæʃ, məˈstæʃ /

noun

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OTHER WORDS FROM moustache

mous·tached, adjective

Definition for moustache (2 of 2)

mustache

or mous·tache

[ muhs-tash, muh-stash ]
/ ˈmʌs tæʃ, məˈstæʃ /

noun

the hair growing on the upper lip
such hair on men, allowed to grow without shaving, and often trimmed in any of various shapes.
hairs or bristles growing near the mouth of an animal.
a stripe of color, or elongated feathers, suggestive of a mustache on the side of the head of a bird.
something resembling a mustache, as food or drink adhering to the upper lip: a mustache of milk.

Origin of mustache

1575–85; < Middle French moustache < Italian mostaccio; see mustachio

OTHER WORDS FROM mustache

mus·tached, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for moustache (1 of 2)

moustache

US mustache

/ (məˈstɑːʃ) /

noun

the unshaved growth of hair on the upper lip, and sometimes down the sides of the mouth
a similar growth of hair or bristles (in animals) or feathers (in birds)
a mark like a moustache

Derived forms of moustache

moustached or US mustached, adjective

Word Origin for moustache

C16: via French from Italian mostaccio, ultimately from Doric Greek mustax upper lip

British Dictionary definitions for moustache (2 of 2)

mustache
/ (məˈstɑːʃ) /

noun

the US spelling of moustache

Derived forms of mustache

mustached, adjective
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