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A small chin beard, especially one connected to a mustache or trimmed into a point.

[Alteration of goaty, from goat (from its resemblance to a goat's beard).]


(Hairdressing & Grooming) a pointed tuftlike beard on the chin
[C19: from goat + -ee (see -y2)]
goatˈeed adj



a man's beard trimmed to a tuft or point on the chin.
[1835–45, Amer.; goat (from its resemblance to a goat's tufted chin) + -ee, probably sp. variant of -y2, stressed as if -ee]
goat•eed′, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.goatee - a small chin beard trimmed to a pointgoatee - a small chin beard trimmed to a point; named for its resemblance to a goat's beard
beard, face fungus, whiskers - the hair growing on the lower part of a man's face
chin, mentum - the protruding part of the lower jaw


[gəʊˈtiː] N (short) → perilla f; (long) → barba f de chivo


[ˌgəʊˈtiː] nbouc mgoat's cheese nfromage m de chèvre

goatee (beard)

nSpitzbart m


[ˈgəʊtiː] npizzo
References in classic literature ?
This superintendent was a slim creature of thirty-five, with a sandy goatee and short sandy hair; he wore a stiff standing-collar whose upper edge almost reached his ears and whose sharp points curved forward abreast the corners of his mouth -- a fence that compelled a straight lookout ahead, and a turning of the whole body when a side view was required; his chin was propped on a spreading cravat which was as broad and as long as a bank-note, and had fringed ends; his boot toes were turned sharply up, in the fashion of the day, like sleigh- runners -- an effect patiently and laboriously produced by the young men by sitting with their toes pressed against a wall for hours together.
A little later a rakish young workman, with a goatee beard and a swagger, lit his clay pipe at the lamp before descending into the street.
Ahead he saw a man carrying a gun under his arm, a man in a soft black hat, a blue blouse, and black trousers, and with a broad round-fat face quite innocent of goatee.
There was no mistaking those austere features and that goatee beard.
Summerlee thrust out his chin, with its little wagging tuft of goatee beard.
He comes in sometimes when I am with Clementina at the piano--he is a widower, you know--and stands there pulling his white goatee.
The terrorist, as he called himself, was old and bald, with a narrow, snow-white wisp of a goatee hanging limply from his chin.
His little bald head quivered, imparting a comical vibration to the wisp of white goatee.
He looks like a Yankee, with that goatee hanging from his chin.
There are no hard and fast rules for a goatee but for maintenance, be sure to trim yours at least once a week.
And the man preparing to take it on the chin in Plymouth for the gathering will be Great Barr's Simon Sheffield, selfproclaimed Godfather of the Goatee.
He has a goatee, wears two earrings in each ear, and is the suspect in the abduction and possible homicide of Brook Carol Wilberger of Corvallis, Oregon.