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. mostacho.] 1. That part of the beard which grows on the upper lip; hair left growing above the mouth. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) A West African monkey ({Cercopithecus cephus}). It has yellow whiskers, and a triangular blue mark on the nose. [1913 Webster]

3. (Zo["o]l.) Any conspicuous stripe of color on the side of the head, beneath the eye of a bird. [1913 Webster]

4. A stain or discoloration on the upper lip of a person; as, wearing a milk mustache. [informal] [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • moustache — MOUSTACHE. s. f. Barbe qu on laisse au dessus de la levre d enhaut. Grande moustache. belle moustache. moustache à l Espagnole. moustache retroussée. relever la moustache. On appelle aussi Moustache, Les poils que les chats, les lyons, & quelques …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Moustache — Mous tache , n. [F.] Mustache. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • moustache — (with stress on the second syllable) is the normal spelling in BrE, but mustache (with stress on the first syllable) is more usual in AmE …   Modern English usage

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