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. 2001.

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  • muttonchops — mut|ton|chops [ mʌtn,ʃaps ] noun plural hair growing on a man s cheeks in a shape that gets wider from the ear to the chin. Muttonchops were fashionable in the 19th century …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • muttonchops — UK [ˈmʌt(ə)nˌtʃɒps] / US [ˈmʌt(ə)nˌtʃɑps] noun [plural] hair growing on a man s cheeks in a shape that gets wider from the ear to the chin. Muttonchops were fashionable in the 19th century …   English dictionary

  • muttonchops — /mut n chops /, n.pl. side whiskers that are narrow at the temples and broad and trimmed short at the jawline, the chin being shaved both in front and beneath. Also called muttonchop whiskers. [1860 65; MUTTON1 + CHOP1 + S3; so called from their… …   Universalium

  • muttonchops — noun mutton chop whiskers …   Wiktionary

  • muttonchops — mÊŒtntʃɑps / É’ps n. piece of mutton from the ribs or loin for broiling or frying; specially trimmed beard with a shaven chin that resembles mutton chops on either side of the face …   English contemporary dictionary

  • muttonchops — mut•ton•chops [[t]ˈmʌt nˌtʃɒps[/t]] n. pl. clo side whiskers that are narrow at the temples and broad and trimmed short at the jawline, the chin being shaved both in front and beneath. Also called mut′tonchop whisk′ers • Etymology: 1860–65 …   From formal English to slang

  • muttonchops — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun plural also muttonchop whiskers Etymology: so called from the shape : side whiskers that are narrow at the temple and broad and round by the lower jaws …   Useful english dictionary

  • beard — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. whiskers; goatee, vandyke; stubble. See roughness, hair. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. whiskers, brush, Vandyke, chin whiskers, imperial, muttonchops, goatee, spade beard, full beard, forked beard, side… …   English dictionary for students

  • muttonchop whiskers — noun plural see muttonchops …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Edward I of England — Edward I redirects here. For other kings who might be known by this name, see King Edward. Edward I Longshanks …   Wikipedia

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