mustachio

[muh-stah-shoh, -shee-oh, -stash-oh, -stash-ee-oh]

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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mustachio

noun plural -chios
  1. (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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