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.

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Also called muttonchop whiskers.

Origin of muttonchops

1860–65; mutton1 + chop1 + -s3; so called from their shape
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Example sentences from the Web for muttonchops

  • She turned us over to a stout brunette lady who was cultivating a neat and flossy pair of muttonchops.

    Europe Revised|Irvin S. Cobb

British Dictionary definitions for muttonchops

muttonchops
/ (ˈmʌtənˌtʃɒps) /

pl n

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