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.

QUIZZES

THIS WEEK’S WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ IS POSITIVELY FELICIFIC

Do you study our Words of the Day with great assiduity? See how many you remember from March 30 to April 5!
Question 1 of 7
transliterate
Also called muttonchop whiskers.

Origin of muttonchops

1860–65; mutton1 + chop1 + -s3; so called from their shape
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012