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Monday, November 05, 2018

Definitions for bewhiskered

  1. ancient, as a witticism, expression, etc.; passé; hoary: a bewhiskered catchword of a bygone era.
  2. having whiskers; bearded.

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Citations for bewhiskered
That bewhiskered saying that "pride goeth before a fall" is true only in the case of ignorant people, says The International Lifeman. , "Stick Up Your Chin," The Spectator: Life Insurance Supplement, January 7, 1915
Good things come in small packages. ... This wrinkled and bewhiskered expression haunts our editorial vision when we pause to contemplate the career of a life, progressive citizen of the gopher state, a man small in stature but big in brain. , "Sidelights on Men in the Trade," Domestice Engineering, October 3, 1914
Origin of bewhiskered
Bewhiskered is first recorded in 1755–65. It combines be-, a prefix used in the formation of verbs, with whiskered.