noun plural Etymology: Ambrose E. Burnside Date: 1875 side-whiskers; especially full muttonchop whiskers

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  • burnsides — style of facial hair consisting of side whiskers and a mustache (but clean shaven chin), 1875, from U.S. Army Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside (1824 1881) who wore them …   Etymology dictionary

  • burnsides — ☆ burnsides [bʉrn′sīdz΄ ] pl.n. [after BURNSIDE Ambrose Everett] a style of beard with full side whiskers and mustache, but with the chin cleanshaven …   English World dictionary

  • Burnsides — Burnside is generally accepted as being of Scottish origin, but is more properly a Scottish Highland and an English Border surname, with a foot in each camp. Its origins are Olde English pre 7th century, the derivation being from Brunwold heved …   Surnames reference

  • burnsides — /berrn suydz /, n.pl. full whiskers and a mustache worn with the chin clean shaven. [1870 75, Amer.; named after Gen. A. E. BURNSIDE] * * * …   Universalium

  • burnsides — burn·sides …   English syllables

  • burnsides — burn•sides [[t]ˈbɜrnˌsaɪdz[/t]] n. pl. clo full whiskers and a mustache worn with the chin clean shaven • Etymology: 1870–75, amer.; after Gen. A. E. Burnside …   From formal English to slang

  • burnsides — /ˈbɜnsaɪdz/ (say bernsuydz) plural noun US a style of beard consisting of side whiskers and a moustache, the chin being clean shaven. {named after AE Burnside, 1824–81, a general in the American Civil War} …   Australian 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

  • Antietam (Fluss) — Burnsides Bridge am Antietam Der Antietam ist ein Nebenfluss des Potomac River im Osten der USA. Er formiert sich im Franklin County im US Bundesstaat Pennsylvania etwa 4 km südlich von Waynesboro. Nach etwa einem Kilometer fließt er anschließend …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Antietam National Battlefield — Schlacht am Antietam Teil von: Amerikanischer Bürgerkrieg Am Anti …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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