side whiskers

plural noun

whiskers worn long and with the chin clean-shaven.

Origin of side whiskers

First recorded in 1805–15
Related formsside-whisk·ered, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for side whiskers

stubble, goatee, burnsides, mustache, muttonchops

Examples from the Web for side whiskers

Historical Examples of side whiskers

  • They wasn't as big and long as those in the pictures, but they were side-whiskers.

    Kent Knowles: Quahaug

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • He was a tall man, dressed in blue, with side-whiskers, and an oil-cloth cap.

    A Jolly Fellowship

    Frank R. Stockton

  • She was mighty polite; for I had on a red wig and side-whiskers. '

  • His hair and mustache were jet black, but his side-whiskers were gray.

    Jack the Young Cowboy

    George Bird Grinnell

  • And my clerk dissuaded me from the side-whiskers which I keep by me for these occasions.

    First Plays

    A. A. Milne

British Dictionary definitions for side whiskers

side whiskers

pl n

another name for sideburns
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