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muttonchops

[muht-n-chops]
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plural noun
  1. 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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Origin of muttonchops

1860–65; mutton1 + chop1 + -s3; so called from their shape
Also called muttonchop whiskers.
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Historical Examples

  • 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

pl n
  1. side whiskers trimmed in the shape of chops, widening out from the temples
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