or mous·tache

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


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

Related forms

mus·tached, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for mustache


/ (məˈstɑːʃ) /


the US spelling of moustache

Derived Forms

mustached, adjective
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