muttonchop whiskers
noun plural see muttonchops

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • muttonchop whiskers — noun plural see muttonchops …   Useful english dictionary

  • Burnside —    Technically, this essay does not belong in the book because the subject does not consist of a proper noun used as an ordinary word. The proper noun is Burnside; the ordinary word, sideburns. Clearly sideburns is not a derivative. Let s clarify …   Dictionary of eponyms

  • Sideburns —    Technically, this essay does not belong in the book because the subject does not consist of a proper noun used as an ordinary word. The proper noun is Burnside; the ordinary word, sideburns. Clearly sideburns is not a derivative. Let s clarify …   Dictionary of eponyms

  • mutton chop — noun 1. chop cut from a mature sheep • Hypernyms: ↑chop 2. facial hair that has grown down the side of a man s face in front of the ears (especially when the rest of the beard is shaved off) • Syn: ↑sideburn, ↑burnside, ↑side whiskers • Hypern …   Useful english dictionary

  • burnsides — ˈbərnˌsīdz, ˈbə̄n , ˈbəin noun plural Etymology: after Ambrose E. Burnside died 1881 American general, who wore them : side whiskers; especially : full muttonchop whiskers * * * /berrn suydz /, n.pl. full whiskers and a mustache worn with the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • mut|ton|chop — mutton chop, or mut|ton|chop «MUHT uhn CHOP», noun. 1. a small piece of mutton, usually with bone from the ribs or loin, for broiling or frying. 2. Also, mutton chop (or muttonchop) whiskers. a patch of whiskers on each side of the face shaped… …   Useful english dictionary

  • mut·ton·chops — /ˈmʌtn̩ˌʧɑːps/ noun [plural] : hair that covers the sides of a man s face but not his chin called also muttonchop whiskers (US) muttonchop sideburns …   Useful english dictionary

  • burnsides — noun plural Etymology: Ambrose E. Burnside Date: 1875 side whiskers; especially full muttonchop whiskers …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • muttonchops — noun plural Date: 1865 side whiskers that are narrow at the temple and broad and round by the lower jaws called also muttonchop whiskers …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • dundrearies — /dun drear eez/, n.pl. (sometimes cap.) long, full sideburns or muttonchop whiskers. Also called dundreary whiskers. [1860 65; after the sideburns worn by actor Edward A. Sothern as Lord Dundreary, a character in the play Our American Cousin… …   Universalium

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