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mustache

or mous·tache

[ muhs-tash, muh-stash ]
/ ˈmʌs tæʃ, məˈstæʃ /
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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.
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Origin of mustache

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

OTHER WORDS FROM mustache

mustached, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for mustache

mustache
/ (məˈstɑːʃ) /

noun
the US spelling of moustache

Derived forms of mustache

mustached, adjective
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