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also mous·ta·chio (mə-stăsh′ō, -stăsh′ē-ō′, -stä′shō, -shē-ō′)
n. pl. mus·ta·chios also mous·ta·chios
A mustache, especially a luxuriant one.

[Ultimately from Italian dialectal mustaccio, mustache; see mustache.]

mus·ta′chioed (-stăsh′ōd, -stăsh′ē-ōd′, -stä′shōd, -shē-ōd′) adj.
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n, pl -chios
(Hairdressing & Grooming) (often plural when considered as two halves) often jocular a moustache, esp when bushy or elaborately shaped
[C16: from Spanish mostacho and Italian mostaccio]
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(məˈstɑ ʃoʊ, -ʃiˌoʊ, -ˈstæʃ oʊ, -ˈstæʃ iˌoʊ)

n., pl. -chios.
a mustache, usu. a bushy one.
[1545–55; < Sp mostacho and its source, Italian mostaccio]
mus•ta′chioed, adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mustachio - a large bushy moustache (with hair growing sometimes down the sides of the mouth)
moustache, mustache - an unshaved growth of hair on the upper lip; "he looked younger after he shaved off his mustache"
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n pl <-s> → Schnauzbart m
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References in classic literature ?
He was a fine swarthy fellow, with dark hair and large moustachios, who rode a-hunting in clothes of Lincoln green, with russet boots on his feet, and a bugle slung over his shoulder like the guard of a long stage.
She was no sooner assured that the horseman with the large moustachios was her proffered husband, than she hastened to her father's presence, and expressed her readiness to sacrifice herself to secure his peace.
You'd say so, if you saw his moustachios. Red by nature, black by art.'
My beard I had once suffered to grow till it was about a quarter of a yard long; but as I had both scissors and razors sufficient, I had cut it pretty short, except what grew on my upper lip, which I had trimmed into a large pair of Mahometan whiskers, such as I had seen worn by some Turks at Sallee, for the Moors did not wear such, though the Turks did; of these moustachios, or whiskers, I will not say they were long enough to hang my hat upon them, but they were of a length and shape monstrous enough, and such as in England would have passed for frightful.
But as I was saying," he resumed, as the negro, still ostentatiously pulling on his yellow gloves, betook himself briskly towards the watering-place, a queer music-hall figure against that grey and frosty scene--"as I was saying, I couldn't describe the man very minutely, but he had a flourish and old-fashioned whiskers and moustachios, dark or dyed, as in the pictures of foreign financiers, round his neck was wrapped a long purple scarf that thrashed out in the wind as he walked.
Through this easy gap emerged into life the rich supernumeraries who drove their tilburys, dressed well, and wore moustachios, all of them as impudent as parvenus.
A faint attempt at moustachios, of an infinite color, completed the equipment of his face, and a huge saber strapped around his waist, that of his habiliment.
The three student bands, The Great Moustachios, The Zombie Monkeys and Iced Beef are recording cover versions of Anarchy In The UK by The Sex Pistols, Rock 'n' Roll Star by Oasis and I Believe In A Thing Called Love by The Darkness.
Your two years of abstinence ended with a pair of Middle Eastern moustachios.'
Beards, sideburns and eyebrows are the weapons of choice in the animated film Moustachios, by 24-year-old Leicester director George Flannery.
He was tall and thin, with large dark eyes and curling grey moustachios. We talked together a little [...] (p.
In the denouement of Hardy's A Laodicean, cobwebbed painted portraits, which stand for the decline of the aristocratic line of de Stancy, are seen to come to life, momentarily, when they are burnt -- 'the framed gentleman in the lace-collar seemed to open his eyes more widely; he with the flowing locks and turn up moustachios to part his lips; he in the armour ...