bewhiskered
adjective Date: 1820 having whiskers

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • bewhiskered — /bi hwis keuhrd, wis /, adj. 1. having whiskers; bearded. 2. ancient, as a witticism, expression, etc.; passé; hoary: a bewhiskered catchword of a bygone era. [1755 65; BE + WHISKERED] * * * …   Universalium

  • bewhiskered — be•whisk•ered [[t]bɪˈ(h)wɪs kərd, ˈwɪs [/t]] adj. 1) having whiskers; bearded 2) stale; hoary: a bewhiskered joke[/ex] • Etymology: 1755–65 …   From formal English to slang

  • bewhiskered — adjective Having whiskers …   Wiktionary

  • bewhiskered — Synonyms and related words: back number, banal, bearded, bromidic, common, commonplace, corny, cut and dried, fade, familiar, fusty, hackney, hackneyed, moth eaten, musty, old hat, platitudinous, set, square, stale, stereotyped, stock, stubbled,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • bewhiskered — adj. bearded; having whiskers …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bewhiskered — adjective having hair or whiskers growing on the face …   English new terms dictionary

  • bewhiskered — /bəˈwɪskəd/ (say buh wiskuhd) adjective wearing whiskers on the cheeks or side of the face …   Australian English dictionary

  • bewhiskered — adjective having hair on the cheeks and chin (Freq. 2) • Syn: ↑bearded, ↑barbate, ↑whiskered, ↑whiskery • Similar to: ↑unshaven, ↑unshaved …   Useful english dictionary

  • Scottish terrier — one of a Scottish breed of small terriers having short legs and a wiry, steel gray, brindled, black, sandy, or wheaten coat. Also called Scotch terrier. [1830 40] * * * or Scottie Short legged terrier breed, perhaps the oldest of the Highland… …   Universalium

  • be|whisk|ered — «bih HWIHS kuhrd», adjective. 1. having whiskers: »a splendidly bewhiskered old man. 2. Figurative. very old and (usually) deserving to be given up: »the bewhiskered notion that the common toad causes warts …   Useful english dictionary

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