mustachio

[ muh-stah-shoh, -shee-oh, -stash-oh, -stash-ee-oh ]
/ məˈstɑ ʃoʊ, -ʃiˌoʊ, -ˈstæʃ oʊ, -ˈstæʃ iˌoʊ /
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noun, plural mus·ta·chios.

a mustache.

Nearby words

  1. must-have,
  2. must-read,
  3. must-see,
  4. mustache,
  5. mustache cup,
  6. mustachioed,
  7. mustafa kemal,
  8. mustagh,
  9. mustang,
  10. mustanger

Origin of mustachio

1545–55; < Spanish mostacho and its source, Italian mostaccio, variant of mostacchio < Medieval Greek moustáki, Doric Greek mýstax, stem mystak- upper lip, mustache

Related formsmus·ta·chioed, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for mustachio

mustachio

/ (məˈstɑːʃɪˌəʊ) /

noun plural -chios

(often plural when considered as two halves) often jocular a moustache, esp when bushy or elaborately shaped

Word Origin for mustachio

C16: from Spanish mostacho and Italian mostaccio

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