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. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for muttonchops

imperial, fuzz, brush, stubble, goatee, Vandyke, burnsides, mustache

Examples from the Web for muttonchops

Historical Examples of 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


pl n

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