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mustache at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


mustache at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1585, from Fr. moustache, from It. mostaccio, from Medieval Gk. moustakion, dim. of Doric mystax (gen. mystakos) "upper lip, mustache." Du. slang has a useful noun, de befborstel, to refer to the mustache specifically as a tool for stimulating the clitoris; probably from beffen "to stimulate the clitoris with the tongue." ///

mustache at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [Date: 1500-1600; Language: French; Origin: moustache, from Italian mustaccio, from Medieval Greek moustaki, from Greek mystax 'upper lip, mustache']// the usual American spelling of moustache//

mustache at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:


Mustache at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Mustache \Mus*tache"\ (m[u^]s*t[.a]sh"; 277), n.; pl.
{Mustaches}. [Written also {moustache}.] [F. moustache, It.
mostaccio visage, mostacchio mustache, fr. Gr. my`stax upper
lip and the beard upon it; cf. ma`stax mouth: cf. Sp.
1. That part of the beard which grows on the upper lip; hair
left growing above the mouth.

2. (Zo["o]l.) A West African monkey ({Cercopithecus cephus}).
It has yellow whiskers, and a triangular blue mark on the

3. (Zo["o]l.) Any conspicuous stripe of color on the side of
the head, beneath the eye of a bird.

mustache at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n : an unshaved growth of hair on the upper lip; "he looked
younger after he shaved off his mustache" [syn: {moustache}]

mustache at English (WD) Of Explained:



* Inter: a » US Inter: IPA » /ˈmʌstæʃ/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /"mVst{S/
  • Inter: a » RP Inter: IPA » /ˈmʊstɑːʃ/
  • Inter: audio » En-us-mustache.ogg|Audio (US)


    Inter: en-nou » n

  • A growth of facial hair between the nose and the upper lip.

    Alternative forms

    * (Commonwealth English) moustache


    Inter: trans-see » moustache

    See also

    * beard
    • sideburn, sideboard
    • whisker

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