muttonchops

[ muht-n-chops ]
/ ˈmʌt nˌtʃɒps /

plural noun

side whiskers that are narrow at the temples and broad and trimmed short at the jawline, the chin being shaved both in front and beneath.

Origin of muttonchops

1860–65; mutton1 + chop1 + -s3; so called from their shape
Also called muttonchop whiskers.
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British Dictionary definitions for mutton chop (1 of 2)

mutton chop


noun

a piece of mutton from the loin

British Dictionary definitions for mutton chop (2 of 2)

muttonchops

/ (ˈmʌtənˌtʃɒps) /

pl n

side whiskers trimmed in the shape of chops, widening out from the temples
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