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Heavy side-whiskers worn with the chin clean-shaven.

[After Ambrose Everett Burnside.]
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pl n
(Hairdressing & Grooming) US thick side whiskers worn with a moustache and clean-shaven chin
[C19: named after General A. E. Burnside (1824–81), Union general in the US Civil War]
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full whiskers and a mustache worn with the chin clean-shaven.
[1870–75, Amer.; after Genesis A. E. Burnside]
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Burnside's legacy extended well beyond the battlefield: Sideburns (previously called "burnsides") were named after the general, who was known for the thick patches of facial hair that covered his cheeks.
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He wore galluses and kept his face creative with variations of sideburns and burnsides, each week looking like a new wanted poster issued against generals and infamous sympathizers of the Confederacy.
Burnsides were favored by all who used them, and by the end of the Civil War, close to 45,000 had been sold to the U.S.
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The last Burnsides were delivered to the Union on February 13, 1865.
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