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also mous·tache  (mŭs′tăsh′, mə-stăsh′)
1. The hair growing on the human upper lip, especially when cultivated and groomed.
2. Something similar to the cultivated, groomed hair on the human upper lip, as:
a. A group of bristles or hairs about the mouth of an animal.
b. Distinctive coloring or feathers near the beak of a bird.
c. Food or drink sticking conspicuously to the upper lip: wiped the milk mustache from my face.

[French moustache, from Italian dialectal mustaccio, from Medieval Greek moustakion, from Greek mustax, mustache, upper lip.]

mus′tached (mŭs′tăsht, mə-stăsht′) adj.
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(Hairdressing & Grooming) the US spelling of moustache
musˈtached adj
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(ˈmʌs tæʃ, məˈstæʃ)

1. the hair growing on the upper lip.
2. such hair on men, often trimmed in any of various shapes.
3. hairs or bristles growing near the mouth of an animal.
4. a stripe of color, or elongated feathers, on the side of the head of a bird.
[1575–85; < Middle French moustache < Italian mostaccio]
mus′tached, adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mustache - an unshaved growth of hair on the upper lipmustache - an unshaved growth of hair on the upper lip; "he looked younger after he shaved off his mustache"
facial hair - hair on the face (especially on the face of a man)
beard, face fungus, whiskers - the hair growing on the lower part of a man's face
soup-strainer, toothbrush - slang for a mustache
handle-bars, moustachio, mustachio - a large bushy moustache (with hair growing sometimes down the sides of the mouth)
walrus moustache, walrus mustache - a bushy droopy mustache
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شَارِبٌ knír overskæg Schnurrbart μουστάκι bigote viikset moustache brk baffi 口ひげ 콧수염 snor bart wąsy bigode усы mustasch หนวด bıyık ria 小胡子
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, mustache
n. bigote.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
References in classic literature ?
THE WRITER, an old man with a white mustache, had some difficulty in getting into bed.
He, like the old writer, had a white mustache, and when he cried he puckered up his lips and the mustache bobbed up and down.
I remember, indeed, that he lacked Barting's mustache.'
It had been taken a week before his death, and was without a mustache."
To be sure he had a mustache, which in those days devoted a man to wickedness, but by day it was a blond mustache, quite flaxen, in fact, and not at all the dark and deadly thing it was behind the footlights at night.
"You just wait a moment, my dear fellow, and listen," interrupted the staff captain in his deep bass, calmly stroking his long mustache. "You tell the colonel in the presence of other officers that an officer has stolen..."
Denisov sat gloomily biting his mustache and listening to the conversation, evidently with no wish to take part in it.
"Rhine wine, please," said the young officer, stealing a timid glance at Vronsky, and trying to pull his scarcely visible mustache. Seeing that Vronsky did not turn round, the young officer got up.
yes," he said, to the announcement that Vronsky had been at the Tverskoys'; and his black eyes shining, he plucked at his left mustache, and began twisting it into his mouth, a bad habit he had.
It was for this reason, as he said to those around him, that he had put on his cloak; and while he spoke with a lofty air and twisted his mustache disdainfully, all admired his embroidered baldric, and D'Artagnan more than anyone.
good heavens!" said Planchet, wiping his mustache and beard.
D'Artagnan, after this broadside, quietly caressed his mustache; M.