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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).]
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(Hairdressing & Grooming) a pointed tuftlike beard on the chin
[C19: from goat + -ee (see -y2)]
goatˈeed adj
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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.
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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
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[gəʊˈtiː] N (short) → perilla f; (long) → barba f de chivo
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[ˌgəʊˈtiː] nbouc mgoat's cheese nfromage m de chèvre
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goatee (beard)

nSpitzbart m
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[ˈgəʊtiː] npizzo
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References in classic literature ?
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. 'And how are the semiquavers and the demisemiquavers progressing?' he always asks.
There was no mistaking those austere features and that goatee beard.
Summerlee thrust out his chin, with its little wagging tuft of goatee beard.
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. His enunciation would have been almost totally unintelligible to a stranger.
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.
He was a little dried-up man, of an active figure, with an American "goatee" beard.
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. This person regarded him askance and heard him speak with a start.
"He looks like a Yankee, with that goatee hanging from his chin.
Ramos is a Saanen goat, a Swiss breed of domestic goats that have white hair with goatees and usually kept for their milk.
These hipsters pose confidently in their immaculately shaped beards and goatees (the men) second-hand (sorry, vintage) clothes and accessories (the women).