noun plural Usage: often capitalized Etymology: Lord Dundreary, character in the play Our American Cousin (1858), by Tom Taylor Date: circa 1922 long flowing sideburns

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  • dundrearies — 1867, long, flowing whiskers, like those worn by actor E.A. Sothern (1826 1881) while playing Lord Dundreary, witless, indolent chief character in English dramatist Tom Taylor s play Our American Cousin (1858) …   Etymology 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

  • dundrearies — noun long, bushy sideburns …   Wiktionary

  • dundrearies — dun·drear·ies …   English syllables

  • dundrearies — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Our American Cousin — Not to be confused with Our American Cousin (opera) or My American Cousin. Our American Cousin is an 1858 play in three acts by English playwright Tom Taylor. The play is a farce whose plot is based on the introduction of an awkward, boorish …   Wikipedia

  • Lord Dundreary — Edward Sothern as Lord Dundreary, sporting Dundrearies Lord Dundreary is a character of the 1858 British play Our American Cousin by Tom Taylor. He is the personification of a good natured, brainless aristocrat. The role was created on stage by… …   Wikipedia

  • William W. Cooke — William Winer Cooke (May 29, 1846 ndash; June 25, 1876) was a military officer in the United States Army during the American Civil War and the Black Hills War. He was the adjutant for George Armstrong Custer and was killed during the Battle of… …   Wikipedia

  • hair — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) I n. mane (see hair); filament;bit, inch (see narrowness, nearness). II Body covering filament Nouns 1. hair; head of hair, mop, mane, crop of hair, thatch, shock; gray, silver or white hair (see… …   English dictionary for students

  • dundreary — /dʌnˈdrɪəri/ (say dun drearree) noun (plural dundrearies) (usually plural) long side whiskers worn without a beard. {from Lord Dundreary, a character in the play Our American Cousin (1858) by Tom Taylor, 1817–80, English dramatist} …   Australian English dictionary

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