side whiskers

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plural noun
  1. whiskers worn long and with the chin clean-shaven.

Origin of side whiskers

First recorded in 1805–15

Other words from side whiskers

  • side-whiskered, adjective

Words Nearby side whiskers Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use side whiskers in a sentence

  • He was a short, thickset man with white side whiskers, and looked like an infuriated Santa Claus, for he was covered with snow.

    The Belted Seas | Arthur Colton
  • Manny a face wearin' side whiskers an' gold rimmed specs peers fr'm th' windows iv th' black Maria.

    Mr. Dooley Says | Finley Dunne
  • He is a smug, self-satisfied looking man of about thirty-five, smooth-shaven, except for small side-whiskers.

    The Brass Bottle | F. Anstey
  • The word has an Early Victorian sound that suggests side-whiskers and leg-of-mutton trousers.

    Flaming June | Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  • He had a stern, square face, with bushy side whiskers and a very questioning eye.

    The White Company | Arthur Conan Doyle

British Dictionary definitions for side whiskers

side whiskers

pl n
  1. another name for sideburns

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