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mustachio

[muh-stah-shoh, -shee-oh, -stash-oh, -stash-ee-oh]
noun, plural mus·ta·chios.
  1. a mustache.
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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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Historical Examples

  • These mustachioed gentry are by no means the rage at present in Olympus.

    Ixion In Heaven

    Benjamin Disraeli

  • There was a young fellow of about five-and-twenty, mustachioed and smartly dressed, in the coach with me.

  • Her presence protects us, and we will ensure her safety better than her mustachioed gentry.

    Egmont

    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

  • Their hair was closely cut, and they had the whiskerless cheek, the beardless chin, and the mustachioed lip of the "regulation."

  • He is a mustachioed, dandyish-looking fellow, and stared through his quizzing glass in a style quite amusing.


British Dictionary definitions for mustachioed

mustachioed

adjective
  1. often jocular having a moustache, esp when bushy or elaborately shaped
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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
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Word Origin

C16: from Spanish mostacho and Italian mostaccio
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Word Origin and History for mustachioed

adj.

1817, from mustachio (1550s), from Spanish mostacho and directly from Italian mostaccio (see mustache). The noun was superseded by mustache, but the adjective has endured.

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